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  • 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$ 140.00

    In response to the pluralism of turn-of-the-century literature, the German author Paul Ernst (1866?1933) sought to reestablish a form of tragedy based on ancient models. This study shows while Ernst tried to counter contemporary formal dissolution, his underlying religious-mystical tendencies sabotaged this effort. 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...

  • A Mythic Journeyby Edward Diller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although The Tin Drum has often been called one of the great novels of the 20th century, most critics have been baffled in attempting to draw its apparent chaos into a single literary framework. Here is the full-length study to penetrate the brilliance of Gunter Grass's style and uncover the novel's mythopoetic core. In A Mythic Journey: Gunter... more...

  • A Stranger in My Own Countryby Hans Fallada

    Wiley 2015; US$ 25.00 US$ 21.67

    “I lived the same life as everyone else, the life of ordinary people, the masses.” Sitting in a prison cell in the autumn of 1944, the German author Hans Fallada sums up his life under the National Socialist dictatorship, the time of “inward emigration”. Under conditions of close confinement, in constant fear of discovery,... more...

  • Frau Louby Rudolph Binion

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 83.50 US$ 66.80

    The rich and fascinating life of Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861-1937) has been reconstructed by Professor Binion on a vast documentary basis, and his findings contradict all earlier versions of her life. Frau Lou was a woman of prodigious intellect, a woman of letters, and a powerful personality. She was closely linked with many of the great cultural figures... more...

  • Siegfried Kracauerby Graeme Gilloch

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    This major new book offers a much-needed introduction to the work of Siegfried Kracauer, one of the main intellectual figures in the orbit of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. It is part of a timely revival and reappraisal of his unique contribution to our critical understanding of modernity, the interrogation of mass culture, and the recognition... more...

  • In der Strafkolonieby Franz Kafka; Roberto Bartoli; Renate Werner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 133.00

    Kafka?s short story dramatizes the problematic relationship between power and justice by channeling parabolic imagery from the depths of our social existence and psyche. The Kafka expert Renate Weiner and the Florentine criminal jurist Robert Bartoli, a leading Italian scholar of law and literature, offer commentaries on Kafka?s text from... more...

  • 2014/2015by Gottfried-Benn-Gesellschaft; Joachim Dyck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Published in conjunction with the Gottfried Benn Society, the Benn Forum presents essays, lectures, brief articles, and documents on Benn and literary modernism. A comprehensive, bibliography of authors arranged by period systematically informs the reader about new titles in the primary and secondary literature on Benn. The biannual Benn Forum... more...

  • Und Sagte Kein Einziges Wortby Heinrich Boll

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    Includes the full German text, accompanied by German-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context. more...