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  • Where Have You Been?by Michael Hofmann

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 29.15

    Michael Hofmann - a poet, translator, and intellectual vagabond - has established himself as one of the keenest critics of contemporary literature. Safely nestled between the covers of Where Have You Been?, he offers a hand to guide us and an encouraging whisper in our ear, leading us on a trip through what to read, how to think, and why to like.... more...

  • How to Be a Heroineby Samantha Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 14.95

    While debating literature?s greatest heroines with her best friend, thirtysomething playwright Samantha Ellis has a revelation?her whole life, she's been trying to be Cathy Earnshaw of Wuthering Heights when she should have been trying to be Jane Eyre. With this discovery, she embarks on a retrospective look at the literary ladies?the characters... more...

  • Grief Lessonsby Euripides; Anne Carson; Anne Carson

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    Euripides, the last of the three great tragedians of ancient Athens, reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its own outsized ambitions. ?Euripides,? the classicist Bernard Knox has written, ?was born never to live in peace with himself and to prevent the rest of mankind... more...

  • Spiralsby Nico Israel

    Columbia University Press 2015;

    In this elegantly written, intellectually daring study, Nico Israel reveals how spirals are at the heart of some of the most significant literature and visual art of the twentieth century. Juxtaposing the work of writers and artists—including W. B. Yeats and Vladimir Tatlin, James Joyce and Marcel Duchamp, and Samuel Beckett and Robert Smithson—he... more...

  • Origins of the Dreamby W. Jason Miller

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 44.95

    Since Martin Luther King Jr.?s ?I Have a Dream? speech, some scholars have privately suspected that King?s ?dream? was connected to Langston Hughes?s poetry. Drawing on archival materials, including notes, correspondence, and marginalia, W. Jason Miller provides a completely original and compelling argument that Hughes?s influence on King?s rhetoric... more...

  • Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach / Josephine von Knorr. Briefwechsel 1851?1908by Ulrike Tanzer; Irene Fußl; Lina Maria Zangerl; Gabriele Radecke

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 419.00

    The extensive correspondence between Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach and the poet and translator Josephine Freiin von Knorr dating from 1851?1908 documents the lifelong attachment of these two friends and their literary, social, and personal lives. The importance of the correspondence is amplified by the fact that it began a decade earlier than Ebner-Eschenbach?s... more...

  • Moby-Dickby Herman Melville

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 5.99

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • Poetopharmakaby Leonhard Fuest

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 35.00

    Das »poetopharmakon« ist ein poetisches Mittel mit heilender, giftiger oder abhängig machender Wirkung. Das literatur- und medientheoretische Paradigma antwortet methodisch reflektiert auf die Digitalisierung der Kultur, in welcher das Lesen und Schreiben einer Neuprogrammierung unterzogen werden. Wie wirkt Literatur - ob in Buchform oder digital -... more...

  • Witz und Wirklichkeitby Carsten Jakobi; Christine Waldschmidt

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 74.00

    Welche (literar-)historische und kulturelle Produktivität wird entfaltet, wenn komische und realistische Darstellungsweisen in literarischen, filmischen und populärkulturellen Dokumenten zusammentreffen? Anhand exemplarischer Untersuchungen beleuchten die Beiträge des Bandes weltanschauliche und kulturelle Diagnosen bzw. wissenschaftsgeschichtliche... more...

  • Into the Groove?by Andrew Wright Hurley

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 85.00

    A new and wide-ranging view of the confluence, since the 1990s, of the fields of contemporary literature and popular music in Germany. more...