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  • Dichtungen der letzten Wanderjahre 1721-1723by Reiner Bölhoff

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 419.00

    This volume presents 196 poems, letters, and drafts dating from the final 21 months of Günther?s life. During this time, Günther wrote new derisive verses, panegyrics, and wedding verses; spiritual poems for a devotional setting; and his well-known self-justification letter to his father. Despite illness and exhaustion, Günther was able... more...

  • Antikenkonfigurationen in der deutschsprachigen Lyrik nach 1990by Aniela Knoblich

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 105.68

    Homer, Sappho, Horace, Catullus, and other authors of antiquity have enjoyed a rebirth in German-speaking lyric poetry since the 1990s. Examining the work of four particularly notable poets ? Durs Grünbein, Thomas Kling, Barbara Köhler, and Raoul Schrott ? this book illuminates how classical antiquity is presented anew in contemporary... more...

  • De fiere nachtegaalby Louis Peter Grijp; Frank Willaert

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 51.75

    Covers the various facets of Dutch medieval music until the year 1600 more...

  • A View of the Oceanby Jan De Hartog

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    The internationally best-selling novelist, playwright Jan de Hartog, author of The Captain and The Peaceable Kingdom , moves and inspires us with this simple, elegant story of his mother and himself. She was a quiet, unassuming woman married to a giant of a man, a famous Protestant theologian and pastor, simple, bighearted and big-muscled, who... more...

  • La traduction de la poésie allemande en français dans la première moitié du XIXe siècleby Christine Lombez

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 89.82

    This study analyses the general significance of translation in the literary life of an epoch, a country and a language, and engages in particular with the status of German lyric poetry in French literature in the first half of the 19th century. In the wider context of a study of the problem of translation, the author enquires into the poetical... more...

  • Nibelungische Intertextualitätby Gunda Lange

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 158.54

    This study explores the very topical subject of intergenerational relationships in four heroic epics ("Kudrun" "The Great Rose Garden", "Biterolf and Dietleib", "Hürnen Seyfrid"), which make reference to the Nibelungenlied [Song of the Nibelungs] written around 1200, in particular to the figure of Kriemhild. The analysis covers aspects... more...

  • A Literary History of the Low Countriesby Theo Hermans

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 29.99

    What was the written culture behind visual artists like Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Rubens? What made the historical novel in nineteenth-century Flanders so different from its counterpart in Holland? Whatwas the literary impact of the huge colonial empires run by the Netherlands and Belgium? What role did Latin, French, and Frisian play in the literary... more...

  • Komische Lyrik ? Lyrische Komikby Hans-Georg Kemper

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 79.25

    The study refutes the prejudice that comic poems are inferior examples of the serious genre of lyric poetry. The comic deformations are actually produced by the very compression of the form and content of the serious poem; they come about as the result of the norms of the genre and exaggerations of fashions, styles and world-views, and... more...

  • A Family Occupationby Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 34.00

    First English-language introduction to a strangely popular theme in contemporary Dutch literature. more...

  • Humour in Dutch Culture of the Golden Ageby Dr Rudolf Dekker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 168.00

    The humorous side of Dutch culture of the seventeenth century is obscured by a change that took place around 1670. Religious treatises and books of manners warning against laughter contributed to a new image, that of the humourless, Calvinist Dutch. Mainly based on a manuscript with some two thousand jokes, the lost laughter of the Golden Age is reconstructed... more...