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  • Sebald's Visionby Carol Jacobs

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    W. G. Sebald?s writing has been widely recognized for its intense, nuanced engagement with the Holocaust, the Allied bombing of Germany in WWII, and other episodes of violence throughout history. Through his inventive use of narrative form and juxtaposition of image and text, Sebald?s work has offered readers new ways to think about remembering and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Poetiken des Selbstby Innokentij Kreknin

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 105.68

    In what ways does literary authorship participate in creating the ?poetics of the self?? Using the works of Goetz, Lottmann, and Herbst, this study applies the insights of autofiction research to develop a set of methodological tools that take into account the nature of today?s media systems. The result is the emergence of a kind of self-poetics... 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...

  • A Literary Occupationby William J. O?Keeffe

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 63.00

    Pax in Bello, peace in the midst of war, was the motto one writer chose to signify the private dilemma: how could the humanist, clad in the uniform of the occupier, write of liberal values, see with a liberal eye ? and publish, or hope to? From the armistice peace of occupied France, from the partisan war and incipient civil war of Greece, from the... more...

  • An Odyssey for Our Timeby Georgina Paul

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 65.80

    In her 2007 poem cycle Niemands Frau, Barbara Köhler returns to Homer?s Odyssey, not to retell it, but to take up some of the threads it has woven into the cultural tradition of the West ? and to unravel them, just as Penelope, the wife of the hero who called himself Nobody, unravelled each night the web she re-wove by day. Köhler?s return to the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...