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  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen; E. Haldeman-Julius

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 3.95

    When A Doll's House was first published in 1879 it created a sensation. The play follows the ordinary life of a housewife. Gradually the tensions within her marriage become clear and build to a final, stunning action. The play is widely studied because of its sharp critique of 19th century marriage norms, and its feminist tendencies. more...

  • Staatsinitiative ? Bürgerschaftsengagement ? Kirchenerneuerungby Wolfram Schmitz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 42.09

    Immanuel Hermann Fichtes ?System der Ethik? ist vor dem Hintergrund einer innenpolitischen Erstarrung als Folge der Revolution von 1848 und des in Deutschland sich nahezu gleichzeitig ereignenden wirtschaftlichen ?Take-off? des beginnenden Industriezeitalters verfasst. In direktem Bezug auf diese Umbruchssituation bietet Fichtes Konzeption, die Wolfram... more...

  • Sentenz in der Literaturby Alice Sta?ková; Simon Zeisberg

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 25.25

    Transformationen der Sentenz zwischen Aufklärung und Romantik. Als Lehr-, Denk-, Sitten- oder Machtspruch behält die Sentenz im 18. Jahrhundert über alle Wandlungen hinweg ein Profil, an dem sich Beziehungen zwischen ethischen Normen, ästhetischen Erwartungen und Ansprüchen an Erkenntnisvermittlung in ihrer historischen Dynamik zeigen. An der Kleinform... more...

  • Saxby Adolf Muschg

    C.H. Beck 2010; US$ 20.05

    Es ist nicht die Heizung, wenn es im Haus «zum Eisernen Zeit» im schweizerischen Münsterburg in den Wänden klopft. Die drei jungen Rechtsanwälte, die als «Trockenwohner» in die nicht geheuere Dachwohnung ziehen, scheinen die Wiedergänger eher anzuziehen, als sie zu vertreiben.... more...

  • Böse Spieleby Michael Stavaric

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 14.77

    Ein Mann, der Ich-Erzähler von «Böse Spiele», liebt eine Frau, die mit einem anderen Mann zusammenlebt und mit ihm ein Kind hat, was nichts daran ändert, dass sie sich immer wieder treffen und nach einander verzehren. Aber da gibt es auch noch die andere Frau, die den Ich-Erzähler vergöttert und alles für ihn tun würde, aber auch alles von ihm verlangt.... more...

  • The True Story of My Lifeby Hans Christian Andersen; Mary Howitt

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 8.95

    From the translator: No literary labor is more delightful to me than translating the beautiful thoughts and fancies of Hans Christian Andersen. My heart is in the work, and I feel as if my spirit were kindred to his; just as our Saxon English seems to me eminently fitted to give the simple, pure, and noble sentiments of the Danish mind. This True Story... more...

  • Wer kauft Liebesgötter?by Dietrich Gerhardt

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00

    Dietrich Gerhardt takes as his starting point Goethe?s poem Love Gods in the Market-place that was published in Voss? Muses Almanach in 1796 and later became known under the title Who will buy Gods of Love?, to trace the modern transformations undergone in the pictorial arts, literature and music by the late antique motif of love gods. The study moves... more...

  • Ghostsby Henrik Ibsen; William Archer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Fearing rejection by her community, Helene Alving stayed with her philandering husband up until his death. She finds out that her son Osvald not only has congenital syphilis, but is in love with the maid without knowing she is his half-sister. Eventually Mrs. Alving must face the cruel choice of euthanizing her own son as he descends into a syphilitic... more...

  • Hedda Gablerby Henrik Ibsen; Edmund Gosse; William Archer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler was first published in 1890. Despite premiering the next year to negative reviews, the play since been hailed as a classic work of realism, with the character Hedda being considered by some critics as one of the great dramatic roles; a female Hamlet. Gabler is actually the character's maiden... more...

  • Audun and the Polar Bearby William Ian Miller

    BRILL 2008; US$ 130.00

    Audun's Story is the tale of an Icelandic farmhand who buys a polar bear in Greenland for no other reason than to give it to the Danish king, half a world away. It can justly be listed among the finest pieces of short fiction in world literature. Terse in the best saga style, it spins a story of complex competitive social action, revealing the... more...