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  • The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mannby Ritchie Robertson

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Specially-commissioned essays explore key dimensions of Thomas Mann's writing and life. more...

  • Kafka: A Very Short Introductionby Ritchie Robertson

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Ritchie Robertson provides the newcomer with an up-to-date and accessible examination of this fascinating author. Beginning with an examination of Kafka's life, he then goes on to discuss some of the major themes that emerge in Kafka's work, using his short story Metamorphosis as a recurring example. more...

  • Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heineby Ritchie Robertson

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 154.99

    A study of eighteenth- and early nineteeenth-century poetry in English, French and German, focusing on the mock epic (from Pope's Dunciad to Byron's Don Juan) as a critique of serious epic poetry and also as a literary means of exploring a wide range of sexual and religious issues in a humorous style. more...

  • Goethe: A Very Short Introductionby Ritchie Robertson

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived to the age of 82 and wrote prodigiously in every genre: drama, poetry, fiction, autobiography, travel narrative, translation from French and Italian, and critical essays on art and literature, besides copious letters and diaries. Ritchie Robertson draws out key themes of his work and explains its lasting importance. more...

  • Kafkaby Ritchie Robertson

    J.B. Metzler 2016; US$ 6.76


  • Fontaine and Cultural Mediationby Robertson Ritchie

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.88

    In the mid-1880s, the Realist author and Anglophile Theodor Fontane observed: �nowhere is so much translation done as in Germany.� Characterizing Germany as a special locus of literary translation and reception, Fontane contests a prejudice which has since become a significant problem for nineteenth-century German studies, namely the frequent assessment... more...

  • Heineby Ritchie Robertson

    Halban 2012; US$ 5.99

    Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) is one of Germany's greatest writers. His agile mind and brilliant wit expressed themselves in lyrical and satirical poetry, travel writing, fiction, and essays on literature, art, politics, philosophy and history. He was a biting satirist, and a perceptive commentator on the world around him. One of his admirers, Friedrich... more...

  • The Man who Disappearedby Franz Kafka; Ritchie Robertson

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 8.99

    Young immigrant Karl Rossmann has a series of adventures in a vision of an ultra-modern America that is both fantasy and social satire. Full of incident, and blackly humorous, Kafka's first novel is newly translated by Ritchie Robertson in an edition that includes a full introduction and notes. more...

  • Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenmentby Laurence Brockliss; Ritchie Robertson

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment explores the development of Berlin's conception of the Enlightenment, noting its indebtedness to a specific German intellectual tradition. The book examines his comments on individual writers, arguing that some assigned to the Counter-Enlightenment have closer affinities to the Enlightenment than he recognized more...

  • The Castleby Franz Kafka; Anthea Bell; Ritchie Robertson

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 8.99

    Kafka's story about a man seeking acceptance and access to the mysterious castle is among the central works of modern literature. This translation follows the German critical text and includes a detailed introduction and notes to this famously enigmatic novel. more...