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  • Selected Poems and Proseby Gottfried Benn; David Paisey

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 31.99

    Gottfried Benn ranks among the most significant German poets of the twentieth century. His early work, with its shockingly graphic depictions of human suffering and degradation, was associated with the Expressionist movement; the overriding theme of his later work was the isolation and fragmentation of the human being adrift in a nihilistic world.... more...

  • Wo sind die Buddenbrooks?by Jürgen Seul

    Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt 2011; US$ 26.21

    Dichterjuristen, Plagiatsvorwürfe, Bücherverbote: Zwischen der Literatur und der Juristerei bestehen zahlreiche Berührungspunkte. Der Autor, selbst Jurist, hat einige amüsante, bisweilen auch kuriose Episoden zusammengestellt, in denen namhafte Literaten es in verschiedenster Weise mit dem Recht zu tun bekommen. Neben dem reinen Lesevergnügen bieten... more...

  • Jugend ohne Gottby Ödön von Horváth; Nicole Streitler-Kastberger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 284.32

    Horváth established his reputation as an anti-fascist writer and achieved international fame with his novel Jugend ohne Gott (published in English as The Age of the Fish ). This study reveals the genesis of the novel from its two precursors, Der Lenz ist da! ( Spring is Here! ) and Auf der Suche nach den Idealen der Menschheit (... more...

  • 2013/2014by Norbert Christian Wolf

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 116.21

    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...

  • Bertolt Brecht in Americaby James K. Lyon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.60

    This colorful account of Bertolt Brecht's move from Germany to America during the Hitler era explores his activities as a Hollywood writer, a playwright determined to conquer Broadway, a political commentator and activist, a social observer, and an exile in an alien land. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest... more...

  • Esotericism and Occultism in the Works of the Austrian Poet Rainer Maria Rilkeby Gísli Magnússon

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95

    For the first time, the true scope and relevance into the esoteric and occult aspects of Rilke’s work is made available, to his many English-speaking readers. Dr. Magnússon reveals an alternative interpretation by focusing on Rilke’s fascination with occultism, spiritualism and parapsychology as it plays out in his work, tapping into... more...

  • God's Zooby Marius Kociejowski

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 19.99

    This book is the record of a journey through the world cultures of contemporary London. More specifically, it records a series of encounters with individuals who, although otherwise very different from each other, have three things in common. They are all displaced from their homeland or their origins. They have all become, in some sense, Londoners.... more...

  • Metamorphosisby Frank Ryan

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 10.99

    In this enchanting work of scientific exploration, acclaimed science author Frank Ryan explains how metamorphosis - the intricate trick of nature by which caterpillars transform into butterflies - reveals secrets that are shaking the scientific world. Ryan brings to life the work of pioneering naturalists who have traced metamorphosis in myriad species,... more...

  • Form und Formauflösung der Tragödieby Zoe Ghyselinck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.64

    Als Reaktion auf die pluralistische Literatur um die Jahrhundertwende versucht der deutsche Autor Paul Ernst (1866?1933), eine nach antiker Variante modellierte Tragödie zu reetablieren. Diese Arbeit weist nach, dass Ernsts Formenrestitution trotz der Bemühung, der von ihm diagnostizierten zeitgenössischen ?Formauflösung? entgegenzuwirken,... more...

  • Perspectives on Max Frischby Gerhard F. Probst; Jay F. Bodine

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Max Frisch, with his countryman Friederich Diirrenmatt, shares the place of eminence in contemporary Swiss literature. Indeed, he ranks high among the recent leading writers in the German language. But, although several of his works -- novels and plays -- have been translated into English, he remains little known in America. In this collection of... more...