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  • The Vinland Sagasby Hermann Palsson; Magnus Magnusson

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 11.27

    One of the most arresting stories in the history of exploration, these two Icelandic sagas tell of the discovery of America by Norsemen five centuries before Christopher Columbus. Together, the direct, forceful twelfth-century Graenlendinga Saga and the more polished and scholarly Eirik's Saga, written some hundred years later, recount how Eirik the... more...

  • Wer kauft Liebesgötter?by Dietrich Gerhardt

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 97.93

    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.... 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...

  • Die Asiatische Baniseby Heinrich Anshelm von Zigler und Kliphausen; Werner Frick; Dieter Martin; Karin Vorderstemann

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 195.92

    this historical-critical edition of the Baroque novel The Asian Banise fills a gap in research. Although the Banise was the most popular novel prior to Goethe?s Werther, until now there have only been two reprints (long out-of-print) of non-authorized editions. Long overdue, this book is the historical-critical edition of the original... more...

  • Das Buch in der nationalsozialistischen Propagandapolitikby Ine Van linthout

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 141.48

    This study presents an in-depth examination of book policies during the Nazi era in the context of modern mass media and is based on a number of published and unpublished sources. It reconstructs the policies of book sponsorship in the areas of conflict oscillating between political interests and long-standing ties with tradition, between... more...

  • Apparat/Kommentarby Laura Bolognesi

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 260.21

    This volume of textual apparatus documents the origins, transmission, biblical references, and contemporary reception of Klopstock?s ?Sacred Songs,?? devoting attention to their musical settings and dissemination in songbooks. Now published for the first time in a scholarly edition of the text volume, it includes two never-before published... more...

  • Das Gesetzby Thomas Mann; Volker Ladenthin; Thomas Vormbaum

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 130.59

    thomas Mann?s novella, ?The Law? portrays the events of the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt in a similar fashion as Mann told the story of Joseph in his Joseph novels ? with gentle rationality and delicate irony. The commentaries by Volker Ladenthin and Thomas Vormbaum take up specific aspects of the story from a literary and... more...

  • After Every Warby Eavan Boland

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 20.95 US$ 16.76

    They are nine women with much in common--all German speaking, all poets, all personal witnesses to the horror and devastation that was World War II. Yet, in this deeply moving collection, each provides a singularly personal glimpse into the effects of war on language, place, poetry, and womanhood. After Every War is a book... more...

  • Eine blaßblaue Frauenschriftby Franz Werfel; Wilhelm Brauneder; Matthias Pape

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 141.48

    Leonidas, mit Amelie Paradini vermählt und Sektionschef im österreichischen Unterrichtsministerium, erhält im Oktober 1936 einen privaten Brief in blaßblauer Frauenschrift. Darin bittet ihn die Jüdin Vera Wormser, mit der ihn vor Jahren ein Liebesverhältnis verbunden hat, um Protektion für einen ?jungen begabten Mann". Dieser müsse Deutschland... more...

  • Remapping Realityby John A. McCarthy

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 105.00

    This book is about intersections among science, philosophy, and literature. It bridges the gap between the traditional “cultures” of science and the humanities by constituting an area of interaction that some have called a “third culture.” By asking questions about three disciplines rather than about just two, as is customary in... more...