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  • 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...

  • Aesthetic Anxiety.by Laurie Ruth Johnson

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 72.00

    Aesthetic Anxiety analyzes uncanny repetition in psychology, literature, philosophy, and film, and produces a new narrative about the centrality of aesthetics in modern subjectivity. The often horrible, but sometimes also enjoyable, experience of anxiety can be an aesthetic mode as well as a psychological state. Johnson?s elucidation of that state... more...

  • The Nobel Novelist Knut Hamsun During the Nazi Occupation of Norwayby Marie Hamsun; Elmer T. Magnuson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    This is Marie Hamsun's personal narrative from the years 1940-1952, i.e. from the invasion and occupation of Norway until the death of Knut Hamsun. She illuminates personal, psychological, and political facets of Knut Hamsun's character and traces the roots of his deep-seated Germanophilia and Anglophobia, respectively. Her insights are based... more...

  • Zeitung für Einsiedlerby Ludwig Achim von Arnim; Renate Moering

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 377.00

    The ?Zeitung für Einsiedler? was one of the most original periodicals produced by German Romanticism. It was published by Achim von Arnim, who deliberately launched the paper without daily news stories as a kind of anthology. This intention was gradually overtaken by a literary feud with the translator of Homer and classicist Johann Heinrich... more...

  • Ibsen auf der deutschen Bühneby Wilhelm Friese

    De Gruyter 1976; US$ 140.00

    In the history of modern theater Ibsen is one of the dominating figures. The sixteen chapters of this Companion explore his life and work. The plays are grouped and discussed chronologically; among the thematic topics are discussions of Ibsen's comedy, realism, lyric poetry and feminism. Substantial chapters account for Ibsen's influence on the international... more...

  • Orientierung durch volkssprachige Schriftlichkeitby Johannes Janota

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 140.00

    This volume is a continuation of the »History of German Literature from its Beginnings to the Early Modern Age« edited by Joachim Heinzle. For the first time in the history of the subject, this monograph provides a unified and detailed description of German literature in the 14th century. With a view to tracing ongoing traditions and literary... more...

  • Die Anfänge: Versuche volkssprachiger Schriftlichkeit im frühen Mittelalter (ca. 700-1050/60)by Wolfgang Haubrichs

    De Gruyter 1995; US$ 133.00

    Die deutsche volkssprachige Literatur des frühen Mittelalters beginnt unscheinbar: von kargen Glossierungen des frühen 8. Jahrhunderts schwingt sie sich über Wörterbücher und Übersetzungen geistlicher Texte empor zu den dramatischen Schöpfungen des »Hildebrandsliedes« und des »Ludwigsliedes«, zu den inspirierten Evangeliaden des altsächsischen... more...

  • Auf dem Weg in die Moderneby Roswitha Burwick; Lorely French; Ivett Rita Guntersdorfer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This work presents a collection of essays about German and Austrian literature and culture from the 18th century to the present. It situates texts, films, and artworks in their historical, social, philosophical, and psychological contexts, thus tracing diverse pathways to modernity from an interdisciplinary perspective. A focus is placed... more...

  • Achtes Buch: Vom Weltfrieden bis zur französischen Revolution 1830by Karl Goedeke

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 307.00

    Achtes Buch: Vom Weltfrieden bis zur französischen Revolution 1830 : Dichtung der allgemeinen Bildung. Abteilung VI more...