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- 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...