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  • Faustby Johann Goethe; Anja Grebe

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 73.20

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethes »Faust« (1808) ist und bleibt das bekannteste Werk der deutschen Literatur. Zu den begeisterten Lesern gehörte auch der französische Maler Eugène Delacroix (1798?1863). Angeregt von einer Aufführung des Dramas, schuf Delacroix 1828 einen eigenständigen Bildzyklus zum »Faust«. Seine Lithographien zählen längst zu den Klassikern... more...

  • Vater-Spuren-Sucheby Dominika Borowicz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 40.83

    Seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs hat sich die Erinnerungsliteratur zu einer beliebten Gattungsform entwickelt. Dazu gehören auch die sogenannten Väterbücher ? autobiographische Texte, in denen die Verstri­ckung der Väter in der NS-Zeit und im Zweiten Weltkrieg aus der Pers­pek­tive der Söhne und Töchter ergründet wird. Dieses Buch bietet eine um­fas­sende... more...

  • Igniting Wonderby Children?s Theatre Company; Peter Brosius; Elissa Adams; Amy Susman-Stillman

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 48.00

    Fueled by ongoing research into developmental psychology and theatre arts, the Children?s Theatre Company of Minneapolis presents in this book four of its newly commissioned plays for preschoolers. These four distinct plays all help young children to develop a moral compass and critical-thinking skills?while also showing them the power of the theatre... more...

  • Mojo (NHB Modern Plays)by Jez Butterworth

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A slick and violent black comedy set in the Soho clubland of the 1950s. The hit debut play from the author of Jerusalem . In the seedy gangster underworld of the rock'n'roll scene, club owners fight for control of Johnny Silver, the latest young sensation. First premiered at the Royal Court in 1995, Mojo won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best... more...

  • Jeanne d'Arcby Margaret Oliphant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Scottish history writer Margaret Oliphant offers up a gripping account of the French martyr (and eventual saint) Joan of Arc, who led large armies to important battlefield victories while only a teenager. This extensively researched and exhaustively detailed narrative is one of the definitive sources of the life of the Maid of Orleans. more...

  • The Normal Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Larry Kramer

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Larry Kramer's passionate, polemical drama is set during the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. It follows the efforts of one man, while his friends are dying around him, to break through a conspiracy of silence, indifference and hostility from public officials and the gay community, and gain recognition for a disease that threatens to... more...

  • The Photoplayby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist Hugo Munsterberg analyzes early films from a psychological point of view. more...

  • Klassiker neu übersetzen / Ritradurre i classiciby Barbara Kleiner; Michele Vangi; Ada Vigliani Boggero

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 26.32

    <P>In den letzten 25 Jahren sind zahlreiche Neuübersetzungen von Literaturklassikern vom Italienischen ins Deutsche und umgekehrt erschienen. Diese neuen Übertragungen haben nicht nur das Ziel, dem Original besser gerecht zu werden. Sie liefern zumeist auch neue Lesarten, die das Verständnis der Werke bereichern. Vor diesem Hintergrund versucht... more...

  • The Peter Lawford Storyby Patricia Lawford Stewart; Ted Schwarz

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    As the brother in law to JFK and a member of the Rat Pack, Peter Lawford was one of America's most acclaimed movie stars. Lawford led an extraordinary life. His story, as told by the woman who knew him best, is the always candid, sometimes shocking unveiling of the most intriguing show business personalities and significant political events of our... more...

  • Latin Hitchcockby Dona Kercher

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    This study explores how five major directors—Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Alex de la Iglesia, Guillermo del Toro, and Juan José Campanella—modeled their early careers on Hitchcock and his film aesthetics. In shadowing Hitchcock, their works embraced the global aspirations his movies epitomize. Each section of the book begins with an extensive... more...