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  • The Beauty of a Social Problemby Walter Benn Michaels

    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...

  • 2014/2015by Gottfried-Benn-Gesellschaft; Joachim Dyck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Das Benn Forum erscheint in Verbindung mit der Gottfried Benn Gesellschaft und veröffentlicht Aufsätze, Vorträge, Miszellen und Dokumente zu Benn und zur literarischen Moderne. Eine umfassende, periodisch angelegte Personalbibliographie informiert in einer systematischen Übersicht über neue Titel der Primär- und Sekundärliteratur zu Benn.... more...

  • Form und Formauflösung der Tragödieby Zoe Ghyselinck

    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...

  • Siegfried Kracauerby Graeme Gilloch

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    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...

  • Das Wechselbälgchenby Christine Lavant; Klaus Amann; Klaus Amann

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 13.35

    Christine Lavant, die große österreichische Lyrikerin, ist als Prosaautorin neu zu entdecken. Ihre ganz unvergleichliche Erzählung »Das Wechselbälgchen« - jetzt wieder lieferbar. Zitha ist vom Schicksal geschlagen. Sie ist das uneheliche Kind einer Bauernmagd, geistig zurückgeblieben und körperlich entstellt. Die Leute im Dorf, die so katholisch wie... more...

  • Generationserfahrung und Judentumby Jochen Schwenk

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 84.36

    Methodisch als kultursoziologische Studie angelegt, verfolgt dieses Buch das Ziel, am Beispiel des jungen Walter Benjamins den Zusammenhang von Generationserfahrung und Denken zu beschreiben. Über die Darstellung typischer Erfahrungen der mit Benjamin verbundenen Generation deutsch-jüdischer Intellektueller werden anhand seiner Jugendschriften für... more...

  • A Stranger in My Own Countryby Hans Fallada

    Wiley 2015; US$ 25.00

    ‘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, 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, he writes himself... 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...