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  • Paul Celanby Hugo Bekker

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 75.60

    Paul Celan: Studies in His Early Poetry scrutinizes the influences detectable in the poems written during 1938-48. Among German writers, Büchner, Goethe, Gottfried von Strassburg, Gryphius, Mörike, the poet of the Nibelungenlied , Novalis, Rilke, and Trakl all provided motifs that, often repeated, make for a dense network inviting attention... more...

  • Song For A Spiritual Traveller: Selectedby Frithjof Schuon

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    The poetry of Frithjof Schuon has been called metaphysical music. Every poem in this collection -- drawn from more than three thousand poems written during the closing years of his life -- is a true compass pointing the reader time and again to Schuon?s fundamental theme: the Remembrance of God. These small gems are as profound as the sea and as simple... more...

  • The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggeby Rainer Maria Rilke

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    This is the definitive, widely acclaimed translation of the major prose work of one of our century's greatest poets -- "a masterpiece like no other" (Elizabeth Hardwick) -- Rilke's only novel, extraordinary for its structural uniqueness and purity of language. First published in 1910, it has proven to be one of the most influential and enduring works... more...

  • Letters to a Young Poetby Rainer Maria Rilke; Stephen Mitchell; Stephen Mitchell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.00

    Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come. more...

  • The Seasons of the Soulby Hermann Hesse; LUDWIG MAX FISCHER; Andrew Harvey

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 17.95

    Vowing at an early age ?to be a poet or nothing at all,? Hermann Hesse rebelled against formal education, focusing on a rigorous program of independent study that included literature, philosophy, art, and history. One result of these efforts was a series of novels that became counterculture bibles that remain widely influential today. Another was a... more...

  • The Metamorphosisby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 36.00

    "The Metamorphosis", perhaps Franz Kafka's most widely read work, is the story of a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to find he has been transformed into a "gigantic insect." This new Bloom's Guide provides the ideal introduction to this symbolic tale, which has many interpretations. Pointing students... more...

  • Veneration and Revoltby Barry Stephenson

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 48.95

    One of the most widely read German authors in the world, Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. After his death, his novels enjoyed a revival of popularity, becoming a staple of popular religion and spirituality in Europe and North America. Veneration and Revolt: Hermann Hesse and Swabian Pietism is the first... more...

  • Max Kommerellby Christian Weber

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 147.92

    this study represents the first fundamental work on the literary scholar Max Kommerell (1902?1944), a representative of intellectual life in Germany. Due to his contacts to the Stefan George circle and to Frankfurt and Marburg university life of the 1930s and 1940s, he was firmly rooted in the network of the intellectual discourse of that... more...

  • 2009/2010by Norbert Christian Wolf; Rosmarie Zeller

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 147.92

    The Musil-Forum has been the publication of the International Robert Musil Society since its foundation. The volumes focus on the life and work of Robert Musil (1880?1942), on 20th century Austrian literature, and on the literature of classical modernism (approx. 1895?1933). more...

  • Gottfried Bennby Joachim Dyck

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 31.66

    Gottfried Benn (1886-1956) is one of the most significant modern German lyric poets. This introduction to his life and work provides a concise biography, a characterisation of his complete works, and a selected bibliography. For students and those with an interest in literature it opens up an informative first approach to understanding his... more...