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  • Nach der Sozialgeschichteby Martin Huber; Gerhard Lauer

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 220.98

    The project of writing a social history of literature is generally held to have exhausted its potential. Yet the general practice of literary studies still encompasses socio-historical issues like the relationship between literary texts and their social environment, studies on the distribution of literature, questions pertaining to the... more...

  • Durs Grünbeinby Michael Eskin; Karen Leeder; Christopher Young

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 26.38

    Durs Grünbein is the most significant poet and essayist in German today. No other modern German poet has written from such an emphatically European and global perspective, and this volume seeks to present the poet and his work to the English-speaking world in all their significance and breadth. Written by a line-up of international scholars and critics,... more...

  • Grotesque Ambivalenceby Mary Cosgrove

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 116.25

    The first English language study of Albert Drach's (1902-1995) prose work explores the originality of Drach's autobiography in the context of current Holocaust debates. Special attention is paid throughout to the relationship between Drach's comic-grotesque language and the melancholy mode of representation in the Holocaust trilogy. Both... more...

  • Frühchinesischby Peter Schneider

    Zytglogge Verlag 2012; US$ 18.99

    Leser fragen - Peter Schneider antwortet. Peter Schneider nimmt die Fragen ernst und gleichzeitig inszeniert er sich nicht als Autorität; er ist Aufklärer im besten Sinn. Seine Antworten verraten eine angenehme Gelassenheit, denn er missbraucht die Fragen nicht als Sprungbrett für eitle Selbstbespiegelungen. more...

  • Peter Handkeby Anna Kinder

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 105.68

    Peter Handke is not only regarded as one of the most important contemporary authors of German literature, but also as one of the most controversial. In this volume, literary scholars and their colleagues undertake a critical assessment, examining the literary, aesthetic, and political waypoints, locations, and positions traversed by this... more...

  • Herta Müllerby Bettina Brandt; Valentina Glajar

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 40.00

    Two languages?German and Romanian?inform the novels, essays, and collage poetry of Nobel laureate Herta Müller. Describing her writing as ?autofictional,? Müller depicts the effects of violence, cruelty, and terror on her characters based on her own experiences in Communist Romania under the repressive Nicolae Ceau?escu regime. Herta Müller:... more...

  • Deutsche Exilliteratur im niederländisch-deutschen Beziehungsgeflechtby Els Andringa

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 116.25

    The book traces pathways of communication by authors and publishers who fled from German speaking areas to the Netherlands after 1933, and examines their reception and continued impact in the periods before, during, and after WWII. Case examples of individual authors and publishers are brought together to create a historical fabric of... more...

  • W.G. Sebald?s Hybrid Poeticsby Lynn L. Wolff

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 95.10

    W.G. Sebald?s status as one of the most significant German-language authors of the 20th century is rooted in his quest for historical truth beyond ?facts?. Through an in-depth analysis of Sebald?s ?uvre, this book proposes a new paradigm of literature as historiography that moves discussions of genre beyond documentary literature and the... more...

  • W. G. Sebaldby Scott Denham; Mark McCulloh

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 158.54

    The novelist, poet, and essayist W. G. Sebald (1944 ? 2001) was perhaps the most original German writer of the last decade of the 20th century (?Die Ausgewanderten?, ?Austerlitz?, ?Luftkrieg und Literatur?). His writing is marked by a unique ?hybridity? that combines characteristics of travelogue, cultural criticism, crime story, historical... more...

  • Zwischen Enthüllen und Versteckenby Petra S. Fiero

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 95.10

    Barbara Honigmann?s texts oscillate between disclosure and concealment. This leitmotif manifests itself in the choice of genre and structure of her works, in her use of language, in the way she draws her characters and in her double life as a woman writing in German and a painter leading a religious life in Strasbourg. The study provides a... more...