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  • Age 14by Geert Spillebeen; Terese Edelstein

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 16.00

    It is 1913, and twelve-year-old Patrick Condon wants to escape his unexciting life in Ireland. So he hatches a plan. Not wanting to wait until he is old enough to join the army, Patrick lies and says he seventeen years old, and that his name is John Condon. Assuming the identity of his older brother, Patrick enlists. John fits in quickly, though... more...

  • Von Kraftmenschen und Schwächlingenby Martin Blawid

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    This work examines the literary conceptions of ?masculinity? in German and Italian dramatic texts of the late 18th century. On the basis of a historical-epistemological definition of masculinity and of contemporary theoretical models of ?men?s studies? in the 20th and 21st century, the following sample texts are analyzed: Gotthold Ephraim... more...

  • Cultural Dissemination and Translational Communitiesby Katja Krebs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.00

    The early twentieth century is widely regarded as a crucial period in British theatre history: it witnessed radical reform and change with regard to textual, conceptual and institutional practices and functions. Theatre practitioners and cultural innovators such as translators Harley Granville Barker, William Archer and Jacob Thomas Grein, amongst... more...

  • STAMMERED SONGBOOKby Erwin Mortier; Paul Vincent

    Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    The heartbreaking chronicle of an illness, written by a son graced with enormous literary talent. 'My mother, a house that is slowly collapsing, a bridge dancing to a tremor.' It started when she could no longer remember the word for 'book'. Then her mind, her language and her identity began to slip away. This is Erwin Mortier's moving, exquisitely... more...

  • The P G Wodehouse Miscellanyby N T P Murphy; Stephen Fry

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    P G Wodehouse saw his first article published when still at school, and he went on to become the leading humour writer of the twentieth century. He created characters famous across the English-speaking world, such as Rupert Psmith, Stanley Ukridge, Uncle Fred, the inhabitants of the Drones Club, Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, and Lord Emsworth and his... more...

  • Meesterschap in tweevoudby Anne Marie Musschoot; Piet Couttenier

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 41.50

    In hun tijd kon het werk van de Vlaamse schrijfsters Rosalie (1834-1875) en Virginie (1836-1923) Loveling al rekenen op de grote waardering van critici als E.J. Potgieter en J. ten Brink. Maar pas nu wordt duidelijk hoe vooruitstrevend de opvattingen van deze zusters waren. Zij schreven niet alleen aangrijpende verhalen waarin zij de eigentijdse werkelijkheid... more...

  • Methodengeschichte der Germanistikby Jost Schneider

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 252.00

    The History of Methodology in German Studies contains comprehensive and systematically arranged articles on all the important methodologies deployed in German Studies. The individual contributions contain a definition and an explanation of central specialist terms together with an analysis of the institutional history, i.e. in each case... more...

  • Politische Dramaturgien im geteilten Berlinby Heiner Teroerde

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 34.62

    In ihren Anfängen definierte sich die Bundesrepublik wie die DDR dadurch neu, dass sie sich gegen den gemeinsamen Vorgängerstaat, das »Dritte Reich«, abgrenzte. Das entsprach aber kaum der jeweiligen sozialen Wirklichkeit. In der DDR thematisierte Heiner Müller das Fortleben der Vergangenheit. Er entlarvte den behaupteten demokratischen Neubeginn als... more...

  • Gastlichkeit und Ökonomieby Sigrid Nieberle; Claudia Nitschke

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This book explores the connections between economy and hospitality in 18th century German and English dramatic texts. It uses this particular focus to explain the economic structures of public and private life of the period, and, at the same time, shows how these processes  clearly impact tragic and comedic poetics and related genres such... more...

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