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  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 3.99

    Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House (1879) criticizes the nineteenth-century marriage norms and comments on the rights of women. It is the story of a woman who is going to abandon her children and marriage. Nora Helmer has an uneasy relationship with her husband Torvald Helmer, but has secretly borrowed money from Krogstad, one of Torvald's employees, to... more...

  • Ägyptomanie und Orientalismusby Abbas Amin

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 163.25

    Examining the image of Egypt portrayed in German travelogues, this study illuminates the history of Germany?s reception of Egypt. It makes a contribution to research on travel literature and foreignness and reveals the shift that occurred in perceptions of Egypt, which were shaped by Egyptomania to Orientalism. Ultimately, it proposes... more...

  • Der öffentliche Vaterby Claudia Nitschke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 130.59

    From the time it emerged in the 18th century until its collapse in the 20th century, the model of the bourgeois father held a central place in politics and literature. For the first time, the present study systematically examines the history of this construct with a focus on the interplay between the mechanisms of paternal authority and... more...

  • Positionen der Germanistik in der DDRby Jan Cölln; Franz-Josef Holznagel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 130.59

    This collected volume contains chapters on different generations of scholars and various academic institutions (universities, Academy of Sciences, National Research and Memorial Sites of Classical German Literature in Weimar, German Studies abroad). Differentiated revisions of research achievements in linguistic and literary studies and in... more...

  • Die Gestalt des Unsichtbarenby Katharina Silke Philipowski

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 108.82

    How can one narrate intangible aspects of a character, such as a person?s inner life? Often the concreteness that is lacking in the inner world is communicated through symbols or allegory. But despite literature?s focus on the inner life, the models and concepts of scholastic anthropology were not applied. This study seeks to explain why... more...

  • Disziplinäre Dichtungby Alexander Nebrig

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 130.59

    With the onset of modernity, the study of poetry emerged as a legitimate academic discipline. Conversely, authors became connected to a specialized discipline that organized and expanded knowledge about German literature. For the first time, the studies in this volume systematically discuss this connection using the philological practice... more...

  • Wirdig - Wolby Wilhelm Kosch

    De Gruyter 2015; Not Available

    The Dictionary of German Literature is one of the best-known and most comprehensive and reliable works of reference on German literature. It spans a period from the Early Middle Ages to most recent times. Vol. 34 includes articles on Johann Georg August Wirth and Heinrich Wittenwiler. The notion of 'literature' is defined very broadly,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of German Literatureby Matthias Konzett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 425.00

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Revisionen des Mythosby Clemens Heydenreich

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 87.04

    Hiob hat die deutsche Literatur inspiriert wie keine andere Figur des Alten Testaments. Der Band nimmt die Varianten der Geschichte in den Blick. Das Hiobbuch wird als Meta-Mythos über die Literatur gelesen, der als Mittel zur Kontingenzbewältigung dient. Die Hiobtexte vom 12. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert sind jeweils zeitaktuelle Antworten... more...

  • 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...