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  • The Yieldby Paul North

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    The Yield is a once-in-a-generation reinterpretation of the oeuvre of Franz Kafka. At the same time, it is a powerful new entry in the debates about the supposed secularity of the modern age. Kafka is one of the most admired writers of the last century, but this book presents us with a Kafka few will recognize. It does so through a fine-grained... more...

  • The Beauty of a Social Problemby Walter Benn Michaels

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Bertolt Brecht once worried that our sympathy for the victims of a social problem can make the problem?s ?beauty and attraction? invisible. In  The Beauty of a Social Problem , Walter Benn Michaels explores the effort to overcome this difficulty through a study of several contemporary artist-photographers whose work speaks to questions of political... more...

  • 2014/2015by De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 108.82

    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...

  • Form und Formauflösung der Tragödieby Zoe Ghyselinck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 108.82

    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...

  • 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...

  • Stefan Zweig and World Literatureby Birger Vanwesenbeeck; Mark H. Gelber

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    A new critical assessment of the works of the Austrian-Jewish author, in whom there has been a recent resurgence of interest, from the perspective of world literature. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 103.37

    Kafkas Erzählung thematisiert das problematische Verhältnis von Macht und Gerechtigkeit. Der Dichter evoziert Bilder, die aus sozialen und psychischen Tiefenschichten hochdrängen, und fügt sie in dieses Spannungsfeld ein. Die Kafka-Kennerin Renate Werner und der Florentiner Strafrechtsgelehrte Roberto Bartoli, einer der führenden italienischen... 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...

  • A Stranger in My Own Countryby Hans Fallada

    Wiley 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 14.69

    “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...

  • 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...