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  • Revisionen des Mythosby Clemens Heydenreich

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Job has inspired German literature like no other Old Testament figure. This volume looks at variants of the story of Job, reading the Book of Job as a meta-myth about literature that has symbolized mastery of contingent fate. Each of the Job texts from the 12 th through the 20 th centuries offers us a contemporary answer to the question:... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Herder und die Künsteby Elisabeth Décultot; Gerhard Lauer

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 45.81

    Hauptbeschreibung Johann Gottfried Herder spielt eine zentrale Rolle für die Entstehung der Ästhetik und der Kunstgeschichte, die beide zu den grundlegenden geistesgeschichtlichen Neuerungen des 18. Jahrhunderts gehören. Er war nicht nur ein aufmerksamer Leser und Kritiker der wichtigsten Autoren, die sich mit dieser Materie befassten, wie etwa Winckelmann,... more...

  • Ägyptomanie und Orientalismusby Abbas Amin

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    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...

  • Deutschsprachige Literatur(en) seit 1989by Norbert Otto Eke; Stefan Elit

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2012; US$ 84.87

    Zwei Jahrzehnte nach dem Ende der deutsch-deutschen Teilung scheint es an der Zeit, sich der/den deutschsprachigen Literatur/en seit 1989 allgemeiner und grundsätzlicher zuzuwenden. Das vorliegende Sonderheft der ZfdPh richtet den Blick auf die Entwicklungen und Transformationen dieser neuesten Literaturepoche in statu nascendi; zugleich stellt es... more...

  • Die kürzeste Geschichte der deutschen Literaturby Hermann Kurzke

    C.H. Beck 2010; US$ 11.10

    Hermann Kurzke ist nicht nur ein Spezialist f&#252;r Thomas Mann, Kirchenlieder und Kulturchristentum, sondern ein Essayist von Graden. Aus dem Plan zu einer gro&#223;en Literaturgeschichte entstand vorerst eine kleine, pers&#246;nliche: <em>Kurzkes Kanon</em> betitelt, und schlie&#223;lich, noch weiter verdichtet, <em>Die... more...

  • Der öffentliche Vaterby Claudia Nitschke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    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...