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  • Der Präsensromanby Armen Avanessian; Anke Hennig

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This minutely detailed examination of a supposedly small grammatical detail, the use of the present tense, opens up new perspectives on a founding myth of the aesthetics of modernity: the longing for presence. This collection approaches the issue by documenting how the present tense became dominant in the 20th century novel. The authors... more...

  • Epos Zeitgeschichteby Johannes Hürter; Jürgen Zarusky

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 28.00

    Geschichte muss erzählt werden. Wo dies nicht geschieht, wird sie zur stummen Last für den Menschen, und er verliert seine Orientierung in der Zeit. Das gilt ganz besonders für die Zeitgeschichte, deren Einflüsse die Gegenwart unmittelbar prägen. Seit 50 Jahren trägt die Schriftenreihe der Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte zum großen "Epos Zeitgeschichte"... more...

  • Tarkovsky's Horses and other poemsby Pia Tafdrup; David McDuff

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation. Pia Tafdrup is one of Denmark's leading poets, the winner of the Nordic Prize ? Scandinavia's most prestigious literary award ? for her collection Queen's Gate, published in English by Bloodaxe in 2001. This new translation of her work combines two recent collections, The Whales in Paris and Tarkovsky's... more...

  • Benny Andersenby Benny Andersen; Alexander Taylor

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Benny Andersen, currently Denmark's most popular poet, is virtually unknown in the United States. He is a poet of remarkable versatility, whose voices range from reflective to whimsical. His imagery is original and often surprising; his humor is delightful. To introduce Benny Andersen to English readers, Alexander Taylor has worked with the poet,... more...

  • Contemporary German Fictionby Stuart Taberner

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    These accessible and informative essays explore the central themes and contexts of the best writers working in Germany today. more...

  • Deutschsprachige Romane der klassischen Moderneby Matthias Luserke-Jaqui; Monika Lippke

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    The volume is a collection of contributions by renowned literary scientists on selected German-language novels from the Classical Modern Age (ca. 1890-1933). Each text is introduced individually according to a set scheme and classified within the cultural-historical context of the Classic Modern Age. Emphasis is placed on current approaches... more...

  • Visionen dichterischen 'Mündigwerdens'by Susan Nurmi-Schomers

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 119.00

    This study examines classic modern texts ? elements of a 'visionary' poetology ?, which on the one hand connect with an idealistic poetics of memory, and on the other create a new tradition. Rilke's and Benjamin's poetics of memory together with Musil's critique of cognition in its essayistic and poetic formulations are also viewed in the... more...

  • "Meine Gefängnisse": Tagebücher 1943 - 1945by Emil Alphons Rheinhardt; Dominique Lassaigne; Uta Schwarz; Jean-Louis Georget

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The Vienna-born writer Emil Alphons Rheinhardt (1889?1945) was was arrested in France in 1943 and then deported to Dachau concentration camp, where he died shortly before the liberation. Rheinhardt?s notes from the Gestapo prisons bear witness to a long-forgotten humanist who believed in the peacemaking power of culture. more...

  • Poetiken der Gegenwartby Silke Horstkotte; Leonhard Herrmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    Novels of the 21st century address contemporary issues and concerns in diverse ways. Is there a way to characterize their modernity from a poetological perspective? The essays collected in this volume systematically explore both explicit and implicit poetologies in German-language narrative literature since the turn of the century. Their... more...

  • The German Student Movement and the Literary Imaginationby Susanne Rinner

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Through a close reading of novels by Ulrike Kolb, Irmtraud Morgner, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Bernhard Schlink, Peter Schneider, and Uwe Timm, this book traces the cultural memory of the 1960s student movement in German fiction, revealing layers of remembering and forgetting that go beyond conventional boundaries of time and space. These novels engage... more...