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  • The Cambridge Companion to Kafkaby Julian Preece

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    Offers a rounded contemporary appraisal of Central Europe's most distinctive Modernist. more...

  • Brecht in Rick Mitchell

    Intellect Books Ltd 2003; US$ 25.00

    Bertolt Brecht, perhaps the most important dramatist/director/theorist of the twentieth century, is still widely studied and his plays and theories remain staples in the curricula of university theatre departments, literature departments, and theatre-artist training programs throughout the world. Additionally, productions of Brecht's dramas continue... more...

  • Robert Musil - Essayismus als Selbstreflexion der Moderneby Birgit Nübel

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 195.45

    Musil's essays form the focus of this innovative study, which defines essayism not as a textual characteristic but as a metatextual textualisation process. As media of cultural self-reflection, Musil's significant essays are at the same time a cultural critique and also a poetology of literary modernity. more...

  • The Poet's Guide to Lifeby Rainer Maria Rilke; Ulrich Baer

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 3.49

    ?You have to live life to the limit, not according to each day but by plumbing its depth.? ?RAINER MARIA RILKE In this treasury of uncommon wisdom and spiritual insight, the best writings and personal philosophies of one of the twentieth century?s greatest poets, Rainer Maria Rilke, are gleaned by Ulrich Baer from thousands of pages of never-before... more...

  • "Geschenke an Aufmerksame"by Irene Fußl

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 86.84

    This book provides access to the Jewish mystic side of selected poems by Paul Celan. The reader is led to a crossing point in the poem with the poet's consciously or unconsciously instilled cultural knowledge. Here an interpretation is proposed which correlates with the poet?s cultural knowledge and reading experience. Thus many of Celan?s... more...

  • Unzuverlässiges Erzählen und literarische Moderneby Tom Kindt

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 92.27

    The book examines the work of the Austrian Jewish writer Ernst Weiss (1882?1940), which has only recently been regaining the recognition it was accorded in the inter-war years. A critical study of Weiss' most important texts, from his first novel Die Galeere [The Galley] (1913) through to his novel Der Augenzeuge [The Eye-Witness] written... more...

  • Körperkultur und Moderneby Anne Fleig

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 173.73

    This study investigates the presentation, evaluation, and literary appropriation of sport, physical education, and physical exercise in the works of Robert Musil. In Musil?s day the modern ?body cult? was gradually evolving, including the invention of sport as a modern life-form. The author examines the historical phenomenon of sport via evaluation... more...

  • Brecht and Political Theatreby Laura Bradley

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 154.99

    This study focuses on The Mother, Bertolt Brecht's most overtly political play and the only play which he staged in the Weimar Republic. Through detailed analysis of archival material, Bradley explores how Brecht's theatre practice developed and how it has subsequently been received and challenged by other directors, in and beyond Germany. more...

  • "Dearest Georg": Love, Literature, and Power in Dark Timesby Vesa & Elias Canetti; Karen Lauer; David Dollenmayer

    Other Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    In 1934, Veza Taubner and Elias Canetti were married in Vienna. Elias describes the arrangement to his brother Georges as a ?functional? marriage. Meanwhile, an intense intellectual love affair develops between Veza and Georges, a young doctor suffering fromtuberculosis. Four years later, Veza and Elias flee Nazi-ruled Vienna to London, where... more...

  • [2007]by Internationale Hermann-Hesse-Gesellschaft; Mauro Ponzi

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 39.10

    The first Hermann Hesse Yearbook was published in 2002, two years after the founding of the International Hermann Hesse Society on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the birth of the 1946 Nobel Laureate for Literature. The yearbook shows ways for approaching the phenomenon of the world-wide fascination in different cultures with the work of Hermann... more...