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  • Stefan Zweig Reconsideredby Mark H. Gelber

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 154.00

    This volume is comprised of 14 contributions, which are revised and expanded versions of lectures held at an international conference on Stefan Zweig that took place in Israel in 2004. The essays focus on Zweig's biographical writings (for example Erasmus and Fouché), as well as on several aspects of his literary works that have been neglected... more...

  • 1949by Joseph Kürschner

    De Gruyter 1949; US$ 321.00

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  • Duino Elegiesby Rainer Maria Rilke; Stephen Cohn; Elizabeth Frink

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 7.26

    With all his contradictions, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the fathers of modern literature and the Duino Elegies one of its great monuments. Begun in 1912 but not completed until 1922, they are 'modern' in almost every sense the word has acquired; yet Rilke was by temperament anti-modern, a snob and a romantic. He was devoted to the three... more...

  • Poems of Rainer Maria Rilkeby Ranier Maria Rilke; Jessie Lamont

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Considered one of most significant literary figures of his era, Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke served as a bridge between the themes and styles of the Romantic period and the concerns and anxieties that would give rise to modernism in the twentieth century. This collection brings together dozens of Rilke's most popular and critically acclaimed... more...

  • Männlichkeit als Eigenschaftby Ulrich Boss

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This study examines the ways that Robert Musil?s representations of gender roles and conflicts are symptomatic of the crisis confronting all existing models of masculinity as ?The Man without Qualities? was written. The study focuses on demonstrating the contradictions and interplay between very different texts and discourses, incl. perspectives... more...

  • Wenn Thomas Mann Ihr Kunde wäreby Bernd Stauss

    Gabler Verlag 2012; US$ 29.99

    Wenn Servicemanager exzellenten Service liefern wollen, dann sollten sie ihr Handeln weniger an abstrakten Zahlenwerten und Modellen orientieren, sondern lieber Thomas Mann lesen. Die in diesem Buch präsentierten Textpassagen aus seinen Novellen und Romanen zeigen, wie präzise er Dienstleistungssituationen erfasst, die von bleibender Aktualität sind.... more...

  • An Education in Happinessby Flavia Arzeni; Howard Curtis

    Pushkin Press 2012; US$ 10.19

    Happiness "is neither a privilege of the few, nor a fleeting state of mind: it is hidden behind a door that every person can open once they have found it, at the end of an arduous journey of self-discovery." The two Nobel Prize-winning writers Rabindranath Tagore and Hermann Hesse are arguably very different: one comes to us from the core of Indian... more...

  • Hymn to Old Ageby Hermann Hesse; David Henry Wilson

    Pushkin Press 2012; US$ 10.19

    From the author of Steppenwolf and The Glass Bead Game, Hermann Hesse's Hymn to Old Age (Mit der Reife wird man immer jünger) is a collection of his most beautiful short works, including intimate memories of his final years. Hermann Hesse not only lived well into his eighties, but as a compulsive writer he also kept a record through his notebooks,... more...

  • Lost Sonby Hermann Broch

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 25.99

    By any measure, Hermann Broch was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Author of The Sleepwalkers and The Spell , he stands, together with James Joyce and Marcel Proust, at the pinnacle of literary Modernism. Born in 1886, he saw the First World War destroy the culture and consciousness of what had come before, seeing the West... more...

  • From West to East and Back Againby Peter Roberts

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 49.99

    Of all the great Western novelists of the twentieth century, the German writer Hermann Hesse is arguably one of the most important for educationists. Paying particular attention to Hesse?s last novel, The Glass Bead Game, and its immediate predecessor, The Journey to the East, this book suggests that Hesse was a man of the West who turned to the idea... more...