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  • Realisms in Contemporary Cultureby Dorothee Birke; Stella Butter

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    ?Realism? is a pervasive term in discussions of contemporary developments in literature and film. By drawing on different theories of realism, the authors explore how the term may be used as a helpful concept in order to analyse and evaluate current trends in cultural production and, in turn, how cultural production changes our understanding of what... more...

  • Zwischen Präsenz und Repräsentationby Bent Gebert; Uwe Mayer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Concepts of myth are often characterized in terms of presence, and by the ways in which they are immediate and overpowering. At the same time, they also refer to the representational character of myth, stressing the aspects of mediation and reflection. The essays trace the dynamic between presence and representation in concepts of myth from antiquity... more...

  • Fear and Loathing in Americaby Hunter S. Thompson

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 13.99

    From the king of ?Gonzo? journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of Thompson?s private correspondence is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway . When that first... more...

  • War and Peaceby Joelle Herr

    Running Press 2014; US$ 5.95

    Undeniably epic in scale, Tolstoy?s masterpiece has intimidated readers since it was published in 1869—until now. This deluxe mini edition makes this massive yet masterful work accessible to readers, who can get to know the greatest novel ever written in just one sitting. It includes comprehensive summaries of each book of War and Peace along with... more...

  • River of Inkby Thomas Christensen

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 35.00

    Thomas Christensen?s previous title 1616: The World in Motion looked at a single year in the age of early maritime globalism--PW gave it a starred review, calling it “a stunning overview of the nascent modern world.? By contrast his new gorgeously illustrated River of Ink ranges widely across time and cultures and offers what amounts to a magisterial... more...

  • Erzählräume nach Auschwitzby Andree Michaelis

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Immer schon wollten Überlebende der Shoah von ihren Erfahrungen in den nationalsozialistischen Lagern Zeugnis ablegen. Doch welche Möglichkeiten, welche Erzählräume standen ihnen tatsächlich zur Verfügung? Wie und unter welchen Umständen konnten sie ihr Zeugnis narrativ gestalten und in welcher Weise lässt sich diese Gestaltung heute angemessen würdigen?... more...

  • Plots of Warby Isabel Capeloa Gil; Adriana Martins

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 119.00

    Plots of War: Modern Narratives of Conflict discusses the dynamics of change and transformation thatunderlie the troubled project of modernity and shows how deeply it has been shaped by war and violence. The narrative of war, theemplotment of violence in historic and mainly in symbolic terms, is deeply embedded in the construction of... more...

  • Textus - Contextus - Circumtextusby Johanna Sprondel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    This work uses textual hermeneutics to examine how we might conceive of myth as method. Following the central thesis that myth is uniquely suited for depicting cultural, historical, and social change, this book analyzes the topic through the examples of James Joyce?s Ulysses , Aristotelian poetics, and the late writings of Paul Ric?ur.... more...

  • Konstellationen ? Versuchsanordnungen des Schreibensby Helmut Lethen; Annegret Pelz; Michael Rohrwasser

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 30.81

    Die im Band versammelten Beiträge berühren sich unter verschiedenen Denkbildern der Konstellation: mit Walter Benjamin in der Anweisung für eine andere Lektüre, mit Adorno in einem Verfahren, das bislang nicht Gedachte zu einer lesbaren Figur zusammenzuschließen, oder mit Foucault in der Eröffnung eines kohärenten Beschreibungsgebietes für neue Konstellationen... more...

  • Ich war das Jadekindby Marion Schiffler; Thoralf Klein

    Edition Raetia 2013; US$ 7.46

    "In einer kalten Nacht erblickte ich in Kanton, der Stadt der Fünf Ziegen auf der Insel Jisaadou im Perlfluss im Jahr 1924 das Licht der Welt", schreibt Marion Schiffler zu Beginn ihrer Erinnerungen. Die Biografie der Meranerin kann ungewöhnlicher nicht sein: Weil der Vater für den deutschen Großkonzern I.G. Farben (BASF) die Geschäfte in... more...