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  • Death in Veniceby Will Aitken

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    A Queer Film Classic on Luchino Visconti?s lyrical 1971 film adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel. more...

  • Selected Poemsby Rainer Maria Rilke; Robert Vilain; Susan Ranson

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    Nowhere, beloved, can world be but within us'Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the leading poets of European Modernism, and one of the greatest twentieth-century lyric poets in German. From The Book of Hours in 1905 to the Sonnets of Orpheus written in 1922, his poetry explores themes of death, love, and loss. He strives constantly to interrogate... more...

  • Joseph Roth - Zur Modernität des melancholischen Blicksby Wiebke Amthor; Hans Richard Brittnacher

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    The literary oeuvre of Joseph Roth (1884?1939) presents and focuses on the disastrous political changes of the first half of the 20th century like few others. The present volume compiles contributions that inquire the modernity of an author who has been mostly perceived as a traditionalist by literary scholars. The essays follow the fissures in his... more...

  • Anatolby Evelyne Polt-Heinzl; Isabella Schwentner

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 881.00

    Following on from Lieutenant Gustl, the second volume of the historical-critical edition of Arthur Schnitzler?s early work presents Anatol. This volume contains the facsimiles of the manuscripts of the seven one-act plays, a precise transcription and a reading text illuminated by editorial apparatus, a literary commentary and an extensive survey of... more...

  • Kafka-Lektürenby Gerhard Neumann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 210.00

    The study of Kafka has been a respected field of research for many decades, and Gerhard Neumann is the best-known Kafka scholar. The present book documents the findings that have emerged over Neumann?s more than forty years of engagement with Kafka?s works. By exploring both thematic and editorial relationships, this volume provides two forms of access... more...

  • Carl Einstein und die europäische Avantgarde/Carl Einstein and the European Avant-Gardeby Andreas Kramer; Nicola Creighton

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00

    This collection of essays investigates the relationship, as fraught as it is fascinating, between writer and art theorist Carl Einstein (1885-1940) and the European avant-garde. Einstein's significance for avant-garde aesthetics and his role in primitivism are probed in light of recent approaches to avant-garde studies, such as post-colonialism and... more...

  • Eine Unbekannte aus der Seine / Hin und herby Ödon von Horváth; Martin Vejvar; Nicole Streitler-Kastberger

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 489.00

    Mit den beiden Stücken Eine Unbekannte aus der Seine (1933) und Hin und her (1934) lotet Horváth in politisch prekären Zeiten die Möglichkeiten der Komödienform nach zwei Richtungen aus. Eine Unbekannte aus der Seine schließt an seine großen Volksstücke an, doch verleiht der Autor der ?Komödie? eine noch stärkere tragische Grundierung. Erstmals werden... more...

  • Ingeborg Bachmanns 'Ein Ort für Zufälle'by Christian Däufel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    Ingeborg Bachmann?s Berlin speech Ein Ort für Zufälle (?A Place for Coincidences?), given on the occasion of accepting the Georg Büchner prize in 1964, remains an enigmatic, difficult to classify document of post-war German-language literature, and has been the subject of considerable controversy. The present commentary provides an introduction to... more...

  • Parodie und parodistische Schreibweise in Thomas Manns »Doktor Faustus«by Inken Steen

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 133.00

    Although parody is central to the famous 'encounter with the Devil', the 'ironical German''s novel has generally been held to be anything but parodistic. But if we eschew normative thinking on genres, parodistic writing reveals itself to be highly varied in perspective. It enhances readability and at the same time enables narrative discourse to reflect... more...

  • Der nicht mehr dramatische Theatertextby Gerda Poschmann

    De Gruyter 1997; US$ 133.00

    Literary studies and stage practitioners alike frequently display a certain bafflement in the face of contemporary stage-plays. The relation between text and theatre has undergone as sweeping a change as have the ideas on what makes a play 'theatrical'. The traditional concept of drama has grown too restrictive and is in obvious need of revision. As... more...