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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... 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... 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... more...

  • Durs Grünbeinby Michael Eskin; Karen Leeder; Christopher Young

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 699.00

    Durs Grünbein is the most significant poet writing in Germany today. No other modern German poet has written from such an emphatically European perspective, and this volume seeks to introduce him to the English-speaking world. Written by a line-up of international scholars, the volume presents highly readable and wide-ranging essays on... 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... more...

  • Fantasy Adventures for Kids Samplerby Various Authors

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 0.00

    Capture a child?s imagination with this selection of quality fantasy adventure stories from HarperCollins Canada?s award-winning list. These books have been carefully selected for their sense of humour, fast-paced action, and kid appeal. In this sampler you?ll find a range of adventures, including a journey to an underwater kingdom, a classic hero?s... more...

  • Sühnewerk und Opferlebenby Kai Sina

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 20.48

    Hauptbeschreibung Kempowskis kunstreligiöses Konzept in seiner fast vierzigjährigen Entwicklung. Auf ihm laste ein "verordnetes Lebenswerk", schreibt Walter Kempowski in eines seiner Tagebücher. Diese bekenntnishaften Worte beziehen sich auf den ungeheuerlichen Anspruch, der Kempowskis schriftstellerisches Selbstverständnis von Anfang an und grundlegend... 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...

  • 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...

  • Peter Handkeby Anna Kinder

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    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...