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  • Grenzübertretungenby Peter Schmucker

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    There is no question that intertextuality plays an enormous role in the work of W. G. Sebald. This investigation takes up the question of its function in the context of Sebald?s poetics. A close reading of his literary scholarship reveals that quotations in his work are intended both to guide reception by mystifying the texts, and to create a subtext... more...

  • Grotesque Ambivalenceby Mary Cosgrove

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 133.00

    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 passionate... more...

  • La plata de Britaniaby Lindsey Davis

    Edhasa 2012; US$ 5.97

    Marco Didio Falco cree tener entre manos un trabajo sencillo, pero en realidad deberá enfrentarse a una compleja conspiración que pretende derribar al emperador Vespasiano. Acabará trabajando en unas minas de plata y acarreando después a una quisquillosa dama de la nobleza romana. Vertiginoso y divertido policial en la Roma del siglo I. more...

  • Inseln des Eigensinnsby Friedhelm Marx; Marie Gunreben

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 13.18

    Hauptbeschreibung Einblicke in das Werk einer der wichtigsten und eigenwilligsten Autorin der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur.Im Zentrum von Annette Pehnts literarischem Werk stehen Figuren, die sich am Rande des Gewöhnlichen und gesellschaftlich Etablierten bewegen: So erzählt der Roman "Insel 34" von einer eigenwilligen jungen Frau, die vor... 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    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 historical... more...

  • Frühchinesischby Peter Schneider

    Zytglogge Verlag 2012; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • Der israelische Aphoristiker Elazar Benyoëtzby Christoph Grubitz; Harald Weinrich

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 133.00

    The once dominant role played by the art of aphorism in the various genres of European literature is a thing of the past. The present study sets out to show why traditional contemporary aphoristic writing is frequently derivative and how the poet Elazar Benyoëtz breaks with the conventions prevailing in it. Of significance here, as in the much broader... more...

  • 1. Text Februar 1778 - Januar 1780by Peter-Henning Haischer; Hans-Peter Nowitzki; Tina Hartmann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 349.00

    This volume presents Wieland?s work at the journal Der Teutsche Merkur. He wrote tirelessly for the magazine, ensuring it remained a quality publication. His contributions included Fragmente von Beyträgen zum Gebrauch derer, die sie brauchen können oder wollen (1778) and the incisive essay Zergliederung des Buchs, genannt: Leben, Bemerkungen und Meynungen... more...

  • Nach der Sozialgeschichteby Martin Huber; Gerhard Lauer

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 280.00

    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 historical and... more...