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  • Binden und Gabriele Rita Hauch

    Duncker & Humblot 2014; US$ 128.90

    Binden und Befreien ist These und Methode dieser Untersuchung. Die thematisierte Zweifaltigkeit lässt sich sprachlich-diskursiv nicht darstellen, nicht in üblicher wissenschaftlicher Weise. Der, der darüber schreibt, muss sich selbst einschreiben in den Text. Die Verfasserin hat es getan. Sie hat (ihren) Text gestaltet: durch Inskripte, Klammern, Bilder,... more...

  • Ivar Kreuger and Jeanne de la Motteby Barbara Tepa Lupack

    Intellect 2014; US$ 60.00

    Jerzy W. Tepa was a popular Polish playwright whose pioneering plays were critically acclaimed and widely performed on several continents in the 1930s. Presumed lost during the turbulent years of World War II, several of those plays have only recently been rediscovered. Published here for the first time are English translations of two of Tepa’s... more...

  • Mr Price, or Tropical Madness and Metaphysics of a Two- Headed Calfby Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz; Daniel Gerould

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    The Polish playwright and artist Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, known as Witkacy, is now recognized as Poland's leading theatrical innovator of the interwar years and one of the outstanding creative personalities of the European avant-garde. This volume contains two of Witkacy's "tropical" plays inspired by the playwright's trip to Ceylon and Australia... more...

  • Country Houseby Stanislav I. Witkiewicz; D. Gerould

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    Country House, a ''comedy with corpses,'' is a wicked subversion of all those realistic psychological dramas of jealousy, adultery, murder and suicide that ask to be taken seriously. Witkacy's send-up assumes the form of a ghost story full of surprises, in the course of which an entire family of four is gleefully dispatched to the other world. When... more...

  • It's True! You Can Make Your Own Jokesby Sharon Holt

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 10.86

    A mixture of how-to and history, this book sets out the rules of joke-making and joke-telling (with lots of hilarious examples) and explores our fascination with japes, jibes, jokes and jesters. more...

  • Zapolska’s Womenby Teresa Murjas

    Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00

    This groundbreaking book contains the first English language translations of three plays by Polish playwright, actress and journalist Gabriela Zapolska. They were initially performed in fin-de-siecle, partitioned Poland. Each play focuses on the economic and social pressures faced by women. A general introduction and three focused essays will serve... more...

  • The Discoverersby Daniel J. Boorstin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Holocaust Object in Polish and Polish-Jewish Cultureby Bozena Shallcross

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    In stark contrast to the widespread preoccupation with the wartime looting of priceless works of art, Bożena Shallcross focuses on the meaning of ordinary objects -- pots, eyeglasses, shoes, clothing, kitchen utensils -- tangible vestiges of a once-lived reality, which she reads here as cultural texts.... more...

  • Adam Mickiewicz - Die Bedeutung der Sprache für die polnische Nationby Georg Hajdas

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 22.89

    Adam Mickiewicz (1798 - 1855) war Kenner der deutschen und der bedeutendste Repräsentant der polnischen Romantik. Er verwob die abendländische Geistesgeschichte mit universellen Symbolen durch seine Interpretation der Sprache in der Spannung zwischen Identität und Differenz. Er gilt bis heute als der bedeutendste Nationaldichter seines Landes. Mickiewicz... more...

  • A Wall of Twoby Henia Karmel; Ilona Karmel

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Buchenwald survivors Ilona and Henia Karmel were seventeen and twenty years old when they entered the Nazi labor camps from the Kraków ghetto. These remarkable poems were written during that time. The sisters wrote the poems on worksheets stolen from the factories where they worked by day and hid them in their clothing. During what she thought were... more...