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Middle High German, ca. 1050-1450/1500

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  • From Goethe to Gideby Mary Orr; Lesley Sharpe

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book brings together specially commissioned essays on twelve canonical male writers from the later Enlightenment to the beginnings of Modernism - six French and six German. Working with the tools of feminist criticism, leading specialists in Britain and North America demonstrate how feminist readings of key works by Rousseau, Goethe, Schiller,... more...

  • Women Writers and National Identityby Stephanie Bird

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 34.00

    Bird offers an analysis of female identity and national identity in the works of three twentieth-century German-language women writers. more...

  • Parzival and Titurelby Wolfram von Eschenbach; Richard Barber

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99

    Parzival is the greatest of the medieval Grail romances. It tells of Parzival's growth from youthful folly to knighthood at the court of King Arthur, and of his quest for the Holy Grail. Cyril Edwards's fine translation also includes the fragments of Titurel, an elegiac offshoot of Parzival. - ;Vast in its scope, incomparably dense in its imagery,... more...

  • Parzivalby Wolfram Eschenbach; A. Hatto

    Penguin Books Ltd 1980; Not Available

    Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chrétien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of King Arthur to his ultimate achievement as King of the Temple of the Grail, which Wolfram describes... more...

  • Der 'Wigalois' Wirnts von Grafenbergby Christoph Fasbender

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 322.00

    This is the first introduction in German to the Wigalois by Wirnt von Grafenberg, written around 1200. The introduction is written for the general reader, with a target readership both of students of medieval German literature and of a wider audience of those seeking an initial approach to the text. Each section of the romance is summarized exactly,... more...

  • Lanzeletby Ulrich von Zatzikhoven; Florian Kragl

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 629.00

    Lanzelet is an enigmatic piece of Arthurian literature. Composed soon after 1194, it is the second German Arthurian romance. It was based on a French model, now lost, which could have been part of an "old" hardly accessible Arthurian tradition, so that Lanzelet is a key text in the early history of Arthurian romance. In addition, however, its fascinating... more...

  • Das poetische Werkby Oswald von Wolkenstein; Wernfried Hofmeister

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 350.00

    This new complete translation of the over 130 songs and poems of Oswald von Wolkenstein (ca. 1377?1445) stays close to the original text and is philologically oriented. It replaces the previous publication in 1989 by the same editor which has been out of print for many years. All of the many bibliographical references have been updated for the new... more...

  • Festival and Fiction in Heinrich Wittenwiler's 'Ring'by Rolf R. Mueller

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1977; US$ 158.00

    This volume investigates Heinrich Wittenwiler?s famous poem Ring. Main focus is the relation of the narrative to the traditional topoi of marriage, folly, and play. more...

  • Narrativische Perspektiven in Wolframs »Willehalm«by Christopher Young

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 133.00

    This study picks up current debates about perspective and meaning in Wolfram von Eschenbach's »Willehalm«. Adapting Mika Bal's model of narratology, it concentrates on two major complexes - characters and narrator - which it treats as fluid, intersecting entities. The former, uniquely for German narrative genres of the period, emerge as three-dimensional... more...