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  • Faust I & IIby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Stuart Atkins; David E. Wellbery

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    One of the great classics of European literature, Faust is Goethe?s most complex and profound work. To tell the dramatic and tragic story of one man?s pact with the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power, Goethe drew from an immense variety of cultural and historical material, and a wealth of poetic and theatrical traditions. What results is... more...

  • Vby Daniela Danz

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 16.19

    Daniela Danz` 2009 erschienener Gedichtband »Pontus« war eine Sensation, er wurde mit höchstem Lob bedacht und liegt mittlerweile in der vierten Auflage vor. So wie die Autorin dort den Blick auf die Grenzen Europas, besonders im Osten, richtete, so widmet sie sich in ihrem neuen Buch dem schwierigen und fast nur mit der Chiffre »V« zu fassenden Thema... more...

  • Pierre Reverdyby Pierre Reverdy; Mary Ann Caws; John Ashbery; Kenneth Rexroth; Lydia Davis

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 12.95

    The great Pierre Reverdy, comrade to Picasso and Braque, peer and contemporary of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams, is among the most mysteriously satisfying of twentieth-century poets, his poems an uncanny mixture of the simple and the sublime. Reverdy?s poetry has exerted a special attraction on American poets, from Kenneth Rexroth... more...

  • Diary of One Who Vanishedby Seamus Heaney; Ozef Kalda; Leos Janacek

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 9.99

    A Cycle of Love Songs Translated by the Nobel Laureate "Dappled woodland light, Spring well chill and bright, Eyes like stars at night, Open knees so white. Four things death itself won't cover, Unforgettable forever." In 1917, while reading his local newspaper, the Czech composer Leos Janacek discovered the poems that he was to set to music in... more...

  • Wetterwechselby Martin Städeli

    boox-verlag 2014; US$ 0.00

    Passend zum abwechslungsreichen Frühlingswetter erweist sich die Geschichtensammlung "Wetterwechsel". Scharf beobachtet, mit Ironie erzählt, berichten die Texte in einer scheinbar einfachen Sprache vom Alltäglichen. Der Alltag erweist sich aber stets nur als Grundlage für Wendungen, die über das Alltägliche hinaus führen. Welten öffnen sich, mit denen... more...

  • Selected Poems and Proseby Gottfried Benn; David Paisey

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 32.99

    These selections from the esteemed career of Gottfried Benn?one of the most significant German poets of the 20th century?showcase his early, shockingly graphic depictions of human suffering and degradation, as well as the isolation and fragmentation of the human being adrift in a nihilistic world found in his later work. Translator David Paisey presents... more...

  • The Star By My Headby Malena Mörling; Jonas Ellerström

    Milkweed Editions 2013; US$ 20.00

    From Edith Södergran to Gunnar Ekelöf to Nobel Prize-winning Tomas Tranströmer, Sweden has long been home to a rich and luminous poetic tradition, notable for refreshing openness, striking honesty, and a rare transcendence that seems to spring forth from a keen attention to the natural world. Comprising poems that span the beginnings of Modernism... more...

  • Even Nowby Hugo Claus; David Colmer; Cees Nooteboom

    Steerforth Press 2013; US$ 20.00

    Beautifully translated from the Dutch by David Colmer, the IMPAC Award-winning translator of Gerbrand Bakker?s  The Twin , Hugo Claus?s poems are remarkable for their dexterity, intensity of feeling, and acute intelligence. From the richly associative and referential ?Oostakker Poems? to the emotional and erotic outpouring of the ?mad dog stanzas?... more...

  • Questions of Influence in Modern French Literatureby Thomas Baldwin; James Fowler; Ana de Medeiros

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This collection engages with questions of influence, a vexed and problematic concept whose intellectual history is both ancient and vast. It examines a range of texts written in French, sometimes in dialogue with visual/musical works, drawn mainly from the eighteenth century onwards. Connections are made with related work in a range of disciplines.... more...

  • The Nibelungen Traditionby Winder McConnell; Werner Wunderlich; Frank Gentry; Ulrich Mueller

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 220.00

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...