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  • Audun and the Polar Bearby William Ian Miller

    BRILL 2008; US$ 130.00

    Audun's Story is the tale of an Icelandic farmhand who buys a polar bear in Greenland for no other reason than to give it to the Danish king, half a world away. It can justly be listed among the finest pieces of short fiction in world literature. Terse in the best saga style, it spins a story of complex competitive social action, revealing the... more...

  • Eine blaßblaue Frauenschriftby Franz Werfel; Wilhelm Brauneder; Matthias Pape

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    Leonidas, mit Amelie Paradini aus einer der reichsten Wiener Familien vermählt und Sektionschef im österreichischen Unterrichtsministerium, erhält im Oktober 1936, wenige Tage nach seinem fünfzigsten Geburtstag, einen privaten Brief in blaßblauer Frauenschrift. Darin bittet ihn die Jüdin Vera Wormser, mit der ihn vor achtzehn Jahren,... more...

  • Das Gesetzby Thomas Mann; Volker Ladenthin; Thomas Vormbaum

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    Thomas Manns Erzählung "Das Gesetz" schildert die Ereignisse um den Auszug der Kinder Israels aus Ägypten in ähnlicher Manier wie die Josephs-Geschichte in den Josephs-Romanen: mit behutsamer Rationalisierung und feiner Ironie. Die Kommentare von Volker Ladenthin und Thomas Vormbaum behandeln die einzelnen Aspekte der Erzählung aus literaturwissenschaftlicher... more...

  • After Every Warby Eavan Boland

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 20.95 US$ 19.06

    They are nine women with much in common--all German speaking, all poets, all personal witnesses to the horror and devastation that was World War II. Yet, in this deeply moving collection, each provides a singularly personal glimpse into the effects of war on language, place, poetry, and womanhood. After Every War is a book of translations of... more...

  • Remapping Realityby John A. McCarthy

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 105.00

    This book is about intersections among science, philosophy, and literature. It bridges the gap between the traditional “cultures” of science and the humanities by constituting an area of interaction that some have called a “third culture.” By asking questions about three disciplines rather than about just two, as is customary in... more...

  • Siegfried Kracauerby Gertrud Koch; Jeremy Gaines

    Princeton University Press 2000; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    Siegfried Kracauer has been misunderstood as a naïve realist, appreciated as an astute critic of early German film, and noticed as the interesting exile who exchanged letters with Erwin Panofsky. But he is most widely thought of as the odd uncle of famed Frankfurt School critical theorists Jürgen Habermas, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and Max... more...

  • The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimmby Edith Nesbit

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 8.99

    The well-known Brothers Grimm are famous for writing the world's greatest fairy tales. This excellent collection has been specially formatted for today's e-readers, and with easy navigation to your favourite tales is an excellent addition to any bookshelf.… more...

  • Geldströmeby Anna Kinder

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    The series "QUELLEN UND FORSCHUNGEN ZUR LITERATUR- UND KULTURGESCHICHTE" (Sources and Research in the History of Literature and Culture), with a rich tradition stretching back to 1874, is an established feature among the renowned publications for German Literary Studies. Edited by Ernst Osterkamp and Werner Röcke at the Humboldt University... more...

  • Metropole, Provinz und Weltby Roland Berbig; Dirk Göttsche

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Metropole, Provinz und Welt bilden in der Literatur des deutschsprachigen Realismus ein mehrbezügliches Spannungsfeld, mit dessen Hilfe sich die Autoren des 19. Jahrhunderts intensiver und subtiler als oft gedacht mit dem radikalen Wandel der Lebenswelt im Zeichen beschleunigter Modernisierung mit wachsender räumlicher und sozialer Mobilität... more...

  • Heinrich von Kleist: Style and Conceptby Dieter Sevin; Christoph Zeller

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 114.99

    The impact of Heinrich von Kleist unfolds between precise depictions and moral extremes. Crystallized in words, his characters appear as paradigms of human fallibility. Their passions and obsessions, their inadequacies and longings are captured in a writing style that reveals its influence even in novels and plays of the twentieth century.... more...