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  • "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$ 39.05

    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...

  • Kasimir und Karolineby Klaus Kastberger; Kerstin Reimann

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 367.76

    Ödön von Horváth (1901?1938) is one of the 20th century's most highly regarded writers. The Vienna Edition provides the critical edition of his complete works which scholars have been demanding for a long time. The edition contains all of Horváth's completed and uncompleted works together with all the author's letters and biographical documents.... more...

  • Georg Trakl und die literarische Moderneby Károly Csúri

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.28

    The contributorsanalyze whether and in what sense there is an indissoluble interdependence between ?beauty? and ?incomprehensibility? in Trakl?s work and in modern poetry in general. Does the theorem of ?incomprehensibility? resolves itself in the decipherment of the underlying structures and generates poetic ?beauty? through the revealed... more...

  • Fünfzig Jahre Stefan George Stiftung 1959-2009by Stefan George Stiftung; Christoph Perels

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 59.61

    In its capacity as administrator of Stefan George's heritage, the Stefan George Foundation not only looks after the poet's literary estate but also coordinates and promotes all the activities and academic research concerned with him. The present brochure has been prepared to mark the 50th anniversary of the Foundation's existence; it contains... more...

  • Die Erfindung des Schriftstellers Thomas Mannby Michael Ansel; Hans Edwin Friedrich; Gerhard Lauer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 162.67

    Thomas Mann is regarded as the best-known representative of modern German literature. This exceptional status is the result of very conscious work on his own profile. How did Thomas Mann manage to achieve this status as the representative of German literature? Which categories did he use to reflect on his role as a writer? And which alliances... more...

  • Franz Kafka. Band 1+2by Maria Luise Caputo-Mayr

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 279.89

    Die vorliegende Bibliographie ist als erste ausschließlich Kafkas Werken und deren Übersetzungen gewidmet. Sie wurde in den USA zusammengestellt und soll dem Benutzer rasche Information über den gegenwärtigen Stand der Dinge geben. Mit dem Erscheinen der kritischen Werkausgabe im Laufe der Achtzigerjahre wird sich die Situation, besonders... more...

  • The Skin of the Systemby Benjamin Robinson

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 67.50 US$ 61.50

    The Skin of the System objects to the idea that there is only one modernity?that of liberal capitalism. Starting from the simple conviction that whatever else East German socialism was, it was real, this book focuses on what made historical socialism different from social systems in the West. In this way, the study elicits the general question:... more...

  • Angina Daysby Günter Eich; Michael Hofmann; Michael Hofmann

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    This is the most comprehensive English translation of the work of Günter Eich, one of the greatest postwar German poets. The author of the POW poem "Inventory," among one of the most famous lyrics in the German language, Eich was rivaled only by Paul Celan as the leading poet in the generation after Gottfried Benn and Bertolt Brecht. Expertly translated... more...

  • Krankheit und Matriarchatby Yahya A. Elsaghe

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 119.28

    The study is devoted to Thomas Mann?s final completed work and attempts to understand why research has so far neglected it; one of the approaches taken is that of reception aesthetics. The author examines the place of the text within Mann?s complete works and its intricate relationships to the very varied contexts without which it cannot be... more...