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- 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...
- Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt 2011; US$ 26.22
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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 284.42
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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 116.25
Volume 33 of the Musil-Forum is devoted to ?Robert Musil and the literary life of his times.? It presents essays that situate Musil?s work in contemporary cultural and historical contexts, including the perspectives of book design and publishing, communications and journalism, as well as authorship, gender theory, reception history,... more...
- 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...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95
For the first time, the true scope and relevance into the esoteric and occult aspects of Rilkes work is made available, to his many English-speaking readers. Dr. Magnússon reveals an alternative interpretation by focusing on Rilkes fascination with occultism, spiritualism and parapsychology as it plays out in his work, tapping into... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29
We must see to it that we put the best of ourselves in our letters; for there is nothing to suggest that we shall see each other again soon. So wrote Walter Benjamin to Gretel Adorno in spring 1940 from the south of France, shortly before he took his own life. The correspondence between Gretel Adorno and Walter Benjamin, published here in its complete... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.68
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...