Magnuson, Elmer T. 2021 1-4955-0856-0 120 pages Dr. Magnuson translates this slim volume by K.H. Kalb, which was initially commissioned to be given to visitors as a memento of an exhibition of historical items from the Bayreuth Festival of 1876, organized by and held on the premises of a local financial institution in observance of the centennial Bayreuth Festival in 1976.
Van Cleve, John W. 2019 1-4955-0737-3 264 pages The plays in this volume are from the 1740s. Works from the early literary Enlightenment respond not only to the demand of educated people for rational responses to real-world situations but also to a new desire within the developing middle class to read about recognizable joys, sorrows and tensions within families and between husbands and wives. The audience for this literature held those expectations, and playwrights tried to satisfy them on the contemporary stage.
Van Cleve, John W. 2020 1-4955-0982-6 226 pages Julius of Taranto and The Twins> first appeared during a brief literary movement that launched the career of Germany’s finest writer, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, and set the direction taken by the literature, art and music of the West during the nineteenth century, Romanticism. That German movement, commonly styled “Sturm und Drang,” or “Storm and Stress,” begins in the latest 1760s and is coming to an end by 1780. It is in German literature of the 1790s that European Romanticism first emerged fully formed, and for over a century scholars have cited the debt that Romanticism owes to Storm and Stress.
Arnett, Carlee 2004 0-7734-6319-4 225 pages Hopper & Thompson’s (1980) seminal article on transitivity brought forth renewed interest in the passive and other correlates of transitivity. Langacker (1982) and others working with the Cognitive Grammar (CG) framework argue that the passive voice is an independent construction and that it is not a reorganization of the active voice. Language specific problems for the German passive include the use of the dative case to mark certain passive participants, passives formed from verbs and preposition combinations and impersonal passives. This study provides a semantic analysis of all the types of passive constructions found in German and shows that these construction types are related. A corpus of written data is used and the focus is on radial categories of meaning in Modern German.
Bryden, John 2004 0-7734-6515-4 415 pages Work is based on reports from a research project funded by the European Union for the purpose of investigating differential economic performance among rural areas in similar geographic and policy environments in Scotland, Greece, Germany, and Sweden. The report identifies and measures the impact of development on rural areas in relationship to economic growth or decline.
Hoffmeister, Gerhart 1996 0-7734-1348-0 224 pages The essays in this volume represent a wide spread of interests, but the main emphasis is on Sachs's drama. The significance of his contribution to the development of German literature is examined, including the most frequently discussed sub-genre, his Fastnachtspiel. Also examines his Greek tragic subjects, serious dramas, his contribution as a linguistic innovator in the development of Early Modern German, and his Meisterlied.
Littler, Margaret 1992 0-7734-9679-3 404 pages This is a reassessment of the long-term effects of the writing of Alfred Andersch, a prominent figure in the literary life of the post-war Federal Republic. Besides his novels and short stories, he is remembered as a talented journalist-broadcaster, and played a crucial role as a mediator of unknown foreign literature in the cultural vacuum left by the defeat of Socialism in Germany.
West, Larry E. 1997 0-7734-8698-4 686 pages This translation and introduction is intended to fill a crucial void in German literary and linguistic scholarship by 1) making the play available to an English-speaking audience; 2) examining its origins, development, staging, and unique contributions to the genre; and 3) providing a companion text for students of late Middle High German. The Alsfeld Passion Play represents the culmination, and perhaps the most complex stage of development of the German Passion Play tradition. The Alsfeld play was a three-day play, with performances in 1501, 1511, and 1517. With roles for 188 players it was presented on the open market square, and was conspicuous for its extensive devils' scenes, portrayal of Mary Magdalene before her conversion, and lengthy disputation scenes. At present there are no known translations of the Alsfeld play, in modern German or in English. The original manuscript, preserved at the Landesbibliothek in Kassel, contains 8095 lines of dialogue along with incipits, stage directions, and a rich variety of liturgical songs. Text and translations appear on facing pages. This book is available at a special text price. Call (716) 754-2788 for information on text orders.
Wagner, Eva 1992 0-7734-9459-6 264 pages Part one of this study presents a general discussion of a new theory of the tragic, an outline of the history of tragedy, and the methodology. Part two contains interpretations of Grillparzer's ten completed dramas with regard to their tragic nature and to fate and guilt concepts in particular. The third is a summary, a general discussion of Grillparzer as tragedian, and a proposal for solving the dilemma experienced by many interpreters in this context.
Watt, Roderick 1997 0-7734-8681-X 372 pages This book makes available in one volume the German text of Klemperer's seminal and still controversial analysis of the influence of National Socialist ideology on the German language, first published in 1947, along with an English-language editorial apparatus which enables the reader to set Klemperer's comments in their biographical, historical, cultural, and socio-political context. The notes and commentary draw on the latest research into the complex and much-debated relationship between National Socialist ideology and the German language. The original German text has been retained, precisely because so many aspects of the German language associated with the Third Reich, be they semantic, morphological, or even stylistic, are so deeply rooted in German culture and so intimately colored by the expressly stated program of the National Socialist propaganda machine to manipulate German for its own ideological aims, that they are effectively untranslatable. Provides a wealth of insights for sociolinguistics, philosophers of language, histories of the Third Reich, and those with an interest in twentieth-century German literature.
1997 0-7734-8681-X 372 pages This book makes available in one volume the German text of Klemperer's seminal and still controversial analysis of the influence of National Socialist ideology on the German language, first published in 1947, along with an English-language editorial apparatus which enables the reader to set Klemperer's comments in their biographical, historical, cultural, and socio-political context. The notes and commentary draw on the latest research into the complex and much-debated relationship between National Socialist ideology and the German language. The original German text has been retained, precisely because so many aspects of the German language associated with the Third Reich, be they semantic, morphological, or even stylistic, are so deeply rooted in German culture and so intimately colored by the expressly stated program of the National Socialist propaganda machine to manipulate German for its own ideological aims, that they are effectively untranslatable. Provides a wealth of insights for sociolinguistics, philosophers of language, histories of the Third Reich, and those with an interest in twentieth-century German literature.
Hinze, Klaus-Peter 1993 0-7734-1974-8 280 pages A collection of new translations of masterpieces of German literature and criticism written between 1775 and 1836, selected not only for their literary merit but for their illumination of important literary and intellectual currents of the time -- storm and stress, classicism, and various developments of romanticism. The volume, with its extensive introduction and appendix surveying German philosophy of the period, provides the best introduction available for English readers interested in this pivotal period. Concentrates on less-readily available works, especially a substantial selection on lyric poems. The translations are all new and accompanied by facing-page texts in the original German.
Keith-Smith, Brian 1997 0-7734-8596-1 244 pages Anthology with biographical and bibliographical notes, and portraits where obtainable. Writers have been represented by works that either reveal their development in one genre, or by a cross-section of works from different genres, or by a group of works on one topic. Occasionally a much longer work is included to highlight neglected or unknown areas. Notes and biographies in English, original texts in German.
Keith-Smith, Brian 1997 0-7734-8590-2 260 pages Anthology with biographical and bibliographical notes, and portraits where obtainable. Writers have been represented by works that either reveal their development in one genre, or by a cross-section of works from different genres, or by a group of works on one topic. Occasionally a much longer work is included to highlight neglected or unknown areas. Notes and biographies in English, original texts in German.
Keith-Smith, Brian 1997 0-7734-8588-0 260 pages Anthology with biographical and bibliographical notes, and portraits where obtainable. Writers have been represented by works that either reveal their development in one genre, or by a cross-section of works from different genres, or by a group of works on one topic. Occasionally a much longer work is included to highlight neglected or unknown areas. Notes and biographies in English, original texts in German.
Keith-Smith, Brian 1997 0-7734-8598-8 228 pages Anthology with biographical and bibliographical notes, and portraits where obtainable. Writers have been represented by works that either reveal their development in one genre, or by a cross-section of works from different genres, or by a group of works on one topic. Occasionally a much longer work is included to highlight neglected or unknown areas. Notes and biographies in English, original texts in German.
Keith-Smith, Brian 1997 0-7734-8582-1 272 pages Anthology with biographical and bibliographical notes, and portraits where obtainable. Writers have been represented by works that either reveal their development in one genre, or by a cross-section of works from different genres, or by a group of works on one topic. Occasionally a much longer work is included to highlight neglected or unknown areas. Notes and biographies in English, original texts in German.
Keith-Smith, Brian 1997 0-7734-8594-5 244 pages Anthology with biographical and bibliographical notes, and portraits where obtainable. Writers have been represented by works that either reveal their development in one genre, or by a cross-section of works from different genres, or by a group of works on one topic. Occasionally a much longer work is included to highlight neglected or unknown areas. Notes and biographies in English, original texts in German.
Keith-Smith, Brian 1997 0-7734-8592-9 256 pages Anthology with biographical and bibliographical notes, and portraits where obtainable. Writers have been represented by works that either reveal their development in one genre, or by a cross-section of works from different genres, or by a group of works on one topic. Occasionally a much longer work is included to highlight neglected or unknown areas. Notes and biographies in English, original texts in German.
Keith-Smith, Brian 1997 0-7734-8600-3 208 pages Anthology with biographical and bibliographical notes, and portraits where obtainable. Writers have been represented by works that either reveal their development in one genre, or by a cross-section of works from different genres, or by a group of works on one topic. Occasionally a much longer work is included to highlight neglected or unknown areas. Notes and biographies in English, original texts in German.
Keith-Smith, Brian 1997 0-7734-8586-4 272 pages Anthology with biographical and bibliographical notes, and portraits where obtainable. Writers have been represented by works that either reveal their development in one genre, or by a cross-section of works from different genres, or by a group of works on one topic. Occasionally a much longer work is included to highlight neglected or unknown areas. Notes and biographies in English, original texts in German.
Keith-Smith, Brian 1997 0-7734-8584-8 268 pages Anthology with biographical and bibliographical notes, and portraits where obtainable. Writers have been represented by works that either reveal their development in one genre, or by a cross-section of works from different genres, or by a group of works on one topic. Occasionally a much longer work is included to highlight neglected or unknown areas. Notes and biographies in English, original texts in German.
Kossmat, Franz 2012 0-7734-2604-3 456 pages Franz Kossmat’s rare 1924 edition of Palaögeographie (Geologische Geschicte der Meere und Festländer) [Paleogeography (Geographic History of the Seas and Continents), to be published here in a bilingual edition] is a remarkable book that hosts an early encounter between classical geology and plate tectonic theory. Kossmat generates an interesting critique of Wegener’s continental drift model while providing some intriguing theories of his own regarding continental motion. More importantly, Kossmat documented the interplay between transgressive and regressive marine phases in a unique graphical format that deserves to be better known. Kossmat’s theories in this regard are virtually unknown in the Anglophone world, as none of Kossmat’s books (nor any of his articles that I am aware of) have been translated into English. Kossmat is often portrayed as a opponent of continental drift (this explains lack of attention to his work), but the story is not so simple, because he did, unlike G.G. Simpson and other Anglophone geologists, accept both mantle convection plus an interesting and unusual version of continental mobility that has been an intriguing and unrecognized link to modern inertial interchange true polar wander theory. A publication of this translation is now timely as we approach the centenary of Wegener’s 1912 publication of the continental drift theory.
Bachofen, Johann Jakob 2007 0-7734-5479-9 100 pages Mother Right (1861) by Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815-1887) was the seminal document of the nineteenth century concerning the role of women in ancient societies. The title and term "mother right" requires explanation because its sense is not evident in English. The meaning of "mother" as the one who bears life, then cares for her child with selfless love, devotion, and sacrifice clearly imparts Bachofen’s point of departure. In this sense, Mother Right is a celebration of motherhood as the origin of human society, religion, morality, and decency. Volume two contains sections on “Lemnos” and “Egypt”.
Bachofen, Johann Jakob 2007 0-7734-5186-2 116 pages Mutterrecht (Mother Right) by Johann Jakob Bachofen was the seminal document of the 19th century concerning the role of women in ancient societies. Bachofen documented that motherhood is the source of human society, religion, morality, and decency in societies including Lycia, Crete, Greece, Egypt, India, Central Asia, Northern Africa, and Spain. He concluded the work by connecting ancient mother right with Christianity. Bachofen’s theory of cultural evolution incited a virtual ‘mother-mania’ among ethnologists, social philosophers, and even writers, among them Lewis Henry Morgan, Friedrich Engels, Joseph Campbell, Robert Graves, Thomas Mann, and Rainer Maria Rilke.
Bachofen, Johann Jakob 2006 0-7734-5883-2 96 pages Mother Right (1861) by Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815-1887) was the seminal document of the nineteenth century concerning the role of women in ancient societies. The title and term "mother right" requires explanation because its sense is not evident in English. The meaning of "mother" as the one who bears life, then cares for her child with selfless love, devotion, and sacrifice clearly imparts Bachofen’s point of departure. In this sense, Mother Right is a celebration of motherhood as the origin of human society, religion, morality, and decency.
The term “right” in English does not sufficiently convey the various meanings of the German term. Bachofen means at once maternal rights, birthrights, justice, laws, interests, authority, and privileges. He explores all these aspects of “mother right” in ancient societies, specifically Lycia, Crete, Ancient Greece, Egypt, India, Central Asia, Northern Africa, and Spain. He concludes his work by connecting ancient mother right with Christianity.
Sieberg, Herward 2014 0-7734-4313-4 488 pages This recently discovered cache of letters, skillfully and devotedly edited by Sieberg and Zorn, provides us with new insight into the powerful story of the enduring friendship of two women writers from enemy nations and their intellectual yet heartfelt correspondence, describing the events and challenges of The Great War from a clearly women’s perspective, outside the confines of the suppressive public sphere of censorship and propaganda.
McDonald, William C. 1991 0-7734-9448-0 308 pages An examination of the coherent relation between the Arthur and Tristan tales in the dense embroidery of the Arthurian metastory, and in particular in medieval German letters. The Arthurian world occupies an important position in the Tristan stories: a general pattern is attested even if one has difficulty in deciding the full literary implications of the integration of the two cultures. Since the Tristan poems in the German cultural area are best appreciated when placed alongside French versions, this study refers to the latter where appropriate. This is an attempt to appreciate by "close reading" how the milieus of Arthur and Tristan relate to one another in German medieval poetry.
Ganyard, Clifton Greer 2008 0-7734-5051-3 332 pages The first monograph to devote itself to the ideology of the Young German Order, this work affords a closer examination of the role ideas played in the development of Weimar political culture as charted through the ideological clash of the Young German Order and Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party. This book contains eleven black and white photographs.
DuBruck, Edelgard E. 1993 0-7734-9328-X 186 pages This study examines two fields of research: German society of the fifteenth century, and its carnival comedies. This is a detailed treatment of the four classes (peasants, urban middle class, clergy, and nobility), including such aspects as health, the self and its historicity, and general rules of conduct. The German carnival plays are valuable literary texts allowing insight into fifteenth-century life. This book examines most of the 127 comedies in the Keller collection, listed in one of the indices, and provides translations of all quotations into modern English. It also contains a synoptic tabulation of the Nürnberg plays, valuable to both drama specialists and medievalists.
DuBruck, Edelgard E. 1993 0-7734-9328-X 186 pages This study examines two fields of research: German society of the fifteenth century, and its carnival comedies. This is a detailed treatment of the four classes (peasants, urban middle class, clergy, and nobility), including such aspects as health, the self and its historicity, and general rules of conduct. The German carnival plays are valuable literary texts allowing insight into fifteenth-century life. This book examines most of the 127 comedies in the Keller collection, listed in one of the indices, and provides translations of all quotations into modern English. It also contains a synoptic tabulation of the Nürnberg plays, valuable to both drama specialists and medievalists.
Harada, Hiroko 2000 0-7734-7865-5 264 pages Against the background of post-war literary developments in Germany and Japan, this study compares several representative dramas. These playwrights attempt to come to terms with military defeat, betrayal by leaders, wartime atrocities, holocaust, blindness, passivity, guilt, collective and individual responsibility.
Locke, Hubert G. 1987 0-88946-770-6 370 pages The twelve papers presented provide a broad spectrum of both historical assessment and fresh theological discourse. They include contributions by witnesses and survivors of the German church struggle, veteran American commentators on that struggle, and recent interpreters of the theology of Barmen working in a variety of contexts.
Fabri, Friedrich 1998 0-7734-8371-3 236 pages Friedrich Fabri was an important catalyst in the German colonial movement. His pamphlet, Bedarf Deutschland der Colonien?, published in 1879, ran through three editions in five years. J. A. Hobson described it as 'the most vigorous and popular treatise' produced by the German colonial movement and it has been constantly referred to as a key statement of German expansionist propaganda. This volume provides the German text in a modern type-face along with an accurate English translation of the third (1884) edition of Fabri's pamphlet, and provides an appartus of Introduction and textual notes which makes its context intelligible to the modern reader.
Fry, C. George 2004 0-7734-6550-2 140 pages Berthold von Schenk defies easy analysis. Scion of an ancient German aristocratic family, he served as an inner-city minister, was a pioneer twentieth-century ecumenist, a dedicated parish pastor, and an internationally renowned author and scholar. Trained in St. Louis by the noted Missouri Synod dogmatist Franz Pieper, he was later summoned by Pope John XXIII to participate in the first of Protestant-Roman Catholic consultations prior to Vatican II. This study begins with a biography and overview of his times, and then concentrates on his philosophy and theology, groundbreaking for its time.
Rozenberg, Jacques J. 2003 0-7734-6608-8 344 pages Interdisciplinary essays on the ethical issues which encompassed the trials and Code of Nuremberg have been collated from researchers from various countries in fields as diverse as medicine, bioethics, psychoanalysis, history, philosophy, Jewish thought, law, and ethics. The book focuses on five main areas: the juridical originality of the Nuremberg trials; the scientific, epistemological, and psychoanalytic backgrounds of racism and anti-Semitism; the biomedical and bioethical issues of the Nuremberg Code; a post-Nuremberg historical, ethical, and philosophical study of the notion of a ‘crime against humanity’; and the Jewish perspective on purity, impurity, race, and the universal ethical expectations of mankind. The goal of the interdisciplinary study is to outline the necessary components of a bridge between science ethics, and ethics and law.
Richardson, Ruth Drucilla 1991 0-88946-367-0 72 pages Essentially represents what has been preserved of the intended second section of Dorothea Schlegel's novel Florentin. As a continuation of Florentin and as an independent novella, albeit in fragmentary form, Camilla supports Dorothea's contention that for her "longing and suspicion" constituted reality.
Wenzel, Regina Angela 2002 0-7734-7058-1 272 pages This study examines the multiple relations between money and language, e.g. abstraction, arbitrary assignment of meaning, ready negotiability and exchangeability, and the way these issues are reflected by and upon in some key works of German literature. It demonstrates how changing notions are explored, affecting not only plots and characters, but also impinging on the very language of the texts themselves. The literary investigation covers Fortunatus, Till Eulenspiegel, Nathan der Weise, Kabale und Liebe, Peter Schlemihl, Faust II, Soll und Haben, Der grüne Heinrich, Buddenbrooks, Von morgens bis mitternachts and Der Besuch der Alten Dame in the light of contemporary world view and man’s role within it, socio-economic developments, monetary practice, and linguistic changes as well as linguistic reflections.
McMullin, G. Peter 2002 0-7734-7331-9 140 pages This work examines all the child characters in Thomas Mann’s fiction from Der kleine Herr Friedemann to Bekenntniesse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull. By the use of textual analysis it demonstrates that Mann had an exceptional, if not unique, gift for the portrayal of children and that his depiction evinces deep sympathy with children in general and especially children of a certain type. Most, but not all, of the children are delicate, sensitive and gifted creatures, and they are also sexless or at least androgynous. The work also briefly examines previous scholarly writings on the subject, and compares Mann’s treatment of children with that of previous German writers.
“In depicting them [children], Mann shows himself to be a compassionate, sensuous and humane writer – and not the ironic Olympian which critics have often made of him. Mann’s delight in creating children is matched by McMullin’s delight in that delight. He draws our attention to the many crucial appearances by children in the oeuvre. He quotes extensively, and he never fails to provide translations of the passages cited; and he translates beautifully. Thomas Mann has not always fared well at the hands of his translators.” – Martin Swales
“Just when one thought that there was not a nook or cranny of Thomas Mann’s work that had not been overworked by scholars, here is a fresh and refreshing study of an aspect which has received surprisingly little scrutiny: Thomas Mann’s (fictional) children. It comes from the pen of a professional paediatrician and – appropriately – combines a scientist’s scrupulous attention to copious textual evidence with a physician’s delicacy and love. Dr. McMullin treats these children as independent characters in their own right, not as figures bearing the weight of allegory. In this respect his study, as subtle as it is firmly empirical, contributes unexpected material to the continuing discussion of the tension in Mann’s writing between 19th century realism and modernist symbolism.” – Joyce Crick
Poewe, Karla 1989 0-88946-354-9 250 pages Today a distinguished anthropologist, Karla Poewe was born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia, in 1941. In this autobiography she tells of her early life as a vagrant refugee pursued by Russian armies and Allied bombs. An unforgettable description of life as lived by a German child during the 1940s.
Hall, Clifton D. 1993 0-7734-9203-8 632 pages Provides complete and systematic access to its language. Based on the Ranke edition, the concordance sets principal forms in generous context (about two and a half verses), in order of text occurrence. High frequency and function forms are given in single-verse context, in the alphabetical order of their following words, a system that discloses patterns and associations that would otherwise be lost in sheer numbers. A reverse-sort index is included for morphological study, as are a name list (including variant spellings), a ranking word-frequency list and cross references to compound words. Oversize.
Drees, Hajo 2002 0-7734-7202-9 188 pages Christa Wolf has been celebrated as one of the most innovative German-speaking postwar writers and is the recipient of many international awards and prizes. Her fiction has also earned her censorship and international criticism. Her prose brilliantly depicts East and West Germany’s path to coming to terms with the influence of the Hitler regime. This study examines her fiction, speeches, and essays, illustrating how the trinity of identity, socialization and artistic creativity evolves and manifests itself in her writing.
Wickham, Christopher J. 1999 0-7734-8013-7 324 pages This study analyzes the attempts by artists in the Federal Republic of Germany and adjacent regions to reappropriate the notion of "Heimat" from the monopoly of culturally conservative forces. The study examines two areas of cultural activity long associated with "Heimat" ideals, dialect poetry and song.
Sievers, Wiebke 2007 0-7734-5360-1 328 pages Translation negotiates otherness. Hence, otherness can be regarded as a central component of the translation process. Moreover, via disciplines, such as philosophy and anthropology, otherness in the last two decades has entered Western theories and studies of translation and become an important analytical and normative category in the field of translation studies. Nevertheless, there is an apparent lack of research considering the concept itself as well as its history and current use in the field and its relevance for the practice of translation. This book can be regarded as a first attempt to fill this gap. It reconsiders the translation theories currently known as ‘foreignizing’ and shows that some of these draw on the same nationalist agenda that they try to transcend. Moreover, the ensuing case study proves that current translation practice is still governed by a nationalist assurance of linguistic and cultural differences. This book therefore concludes by calling for a change of perspective in the theoretical and practical approaches to translation. Translation should no longer be regarded as a means of delimiting our selves from a national other, but as a way to uncover the otherness underlying these alleged selves.
DuBruck, Edelgard E. 1996 0-7734-8754-9 220 pages Tracing the most recent trends and emphases of research on fifteenth-century literature of England, Germany, the Low Countries, Catalonia, France, the Latinitas, Italy and Spain, this volume serves as an annotated bibliography, and the bibliography sections as such are valuable sources of information. All essays represent excursions into the aesthetic and intellectual zones of the multi-faceted fifteenth century. The collection is indispensable for university libraries, students, teachers, and scholars of the fifteenth century.
Schreyer, Lothar 2003 0-7734-1376-6 334 pages Written probably in the late 1940s, this novel (never before published) can be read as a sequel to Der Falkenschrei (Vol. 4). In the introduction, the editor summarizes literary versions of the Konradin legend and analyses the text to reveal the underlying themes and betrayal that governed the fate of this grandson of the Hohenstaufen Emperor Friedrich II. The struggle between successive Popes and Princes for the Kingdom of Sicily in the 13th and 14th centuries, Konradin’s wish to fulfill his grandfather’s plans, and the cruelty needed to secure power are all assessed. A psychological portrait is also built up of a young hero and almost Messiah-figure whose execution was seen as a martyrdom and sign of anti-Germanic forces eager for control over Southern Europe and the Church. This historical novel includes a series of episodes alternating between the would-be Emperor’s friends and the papal court. Dialogues and narrative sequences, formal speeches and dramatic events provide a rich texture that catches an essentially medieval atmosphere in which questions about the authority of the Empire and of the Church are raised.
Schreyer, Lothar 1992 0-7734-1338-3 284 pages This previously unpublished work by the Expressionist Lothar Schreyer was written during WWII, an example of literature of `inner emigration'. It was written as one of his spiritual exercises as a lay novice of the Abbey of Maria Laach. It includes a long general introduction about Schreyer's life and work by the author of a monograph on this writer and director of his archives in the Deutsches Lietaraturarchiv, Marbach. An introduction to the text follows. There are chapters on the German character of mysticism in the Alsace as an expression of medieval chivalry; on the Carthusian monastery in Straßburg; on the life of prayer of the nuns (above all the Dominicans, with astonishing details of their extreme practices); on the use of language by the Alsatian mystics; and on the meditative exegesis of the mystic way with major references to sermons and exhorations by Meister Eckehart. With an index and 24 illustrations. Lothar Schreyer Edition, Volume 1
Murray, Patrick T. 1995 0-7734-9511-8 444 pages This book is the first in English to provide a detailed philosophical study of Schiller's major work in aesthetics, the Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man (1795). The introduction surveys those books in English with chapters on the treatise and concludes with an outline of Kant's critical system and a summary of this theories of aesthetic judgment, art and beauty. The main body of the work consists of an exegesis of Schiller's text. In part one (Letters 1-9), we follow Schiller as he describes the afflictions of civilization and their cure. In part two (Letters 10-17), we follow Schiller as he considers the essential nature of man and beauty. In part three (Letters 18-27), we follow Schiller as he describes the psychological development of the individual and species from a sensuous to a rational condition, through the mediation of the aesthetic.The exposition is accompanied by assessment and criticism. The conclusion commences with a recapitulation of the main arguments in each Letter. This is followed by an evaluation of the Aesthetic Letters, identifying those specific theories of contemporary relevance, and with the potential for further theoretical development.
Schreyer, Lothar 2004 0-7734-1335-9 512 pages This previously unpublished novel, rediscovered by the author’s son, is a compelling account of the conflicts between city and church authorities in a 15th-century Italian state. The story also highlights the fate of an illegitimate girl born inside a convent, the grotesque behavior of a power-crazed abbess, the lack of confidence of the local bishop, the machinations of the mayor and other dignitaries, and the struggle between conscience and rational thinking of the city doctor. Schreyer also takes the opportunity to include a debate between traditional and forward-looking major artists, and to emphasize the misgivings of the Church faced with an epidemic of the plague. This historical extravaganza reveals Schreyer’s concerns at the end of WWII to redefine the role of the Church and to test various moral codes in an age characterized by uncertainty, cruelty and superstition.
Esselstrom, Michael J. 1995 0-7734-1243-3 248 pages This study examines the differing treatments of similar points of the Arthurian legends by the authors cited, including the treatment of Merlin, war, and feminism.
Shaffern, Robert W. 2014 0-7734-4315-0 280 pages “A vital perspective to recent explorations of the history and role of indulgences and, in general, the spirituality and ecclesiology of the later Middle Ages. This study illuminates the spiritual preoccupations and practices of the mid-fourteenth century from the ground up, free from special pleading, confessional posturing, and preconceptions.” -Associate Professor Theresa Gross-Diaz,
Loyola University Chicago
Keith-Smith, Brian 1996 0-7734-1346-4 760 pages Lothar Schreyer's dramas from the expressionist periodical Der Sturm are collected here for the first time together with twelve previously unpublished earlier works and eleven later dramas. The full extent of Schreyer's development as a dramatist can now be seen from derivative forms, including ancient myth, the Narcissus theme, naturalism and farce, through his experiments in expressionist language, to his later religious works. This collection, with its long introduction, is an essential tool for researchers into early 20th-century German drama.
Lothar Schreyer Edition, Volume 2
Petschauer, Peter 1989 0-88946-347-6 612 pages A synthesis and analysis of systematic educational opportunities available to women from the 16th century to the 18th century, concluding with a hypothesis on the way women learned to perceive themselves.
Heinz, Sabine 1994 0-7734-9036-1 276 pages This novel is a direct translation into German of the Welsh book Si Hei Lwli, written by the prize winner of the prose medal in the annual Welsh Eisteddfod. The novel presents two different women taking a trip, examining their different attitudes, presenting everyday life from the beginning of this century to the present, seen through women's eyes. It also examines the problems of the Welsh minority in Great Britain. The volume includes a Welsh-German glossary. In German.
Moessner, Victoria Joan 2005 0-7734-6176-0 436 pages The transcription of Hermann Ludwig von Löwenstem's uncensored diaries (1793-1815) gives the modem reader a rare insight into the life of a Baltic German Russian naval officer at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries. Löwenstem traveled the world from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and Black Seas, from Reval to Paris and back by way of Berlin (1793-1801), and from Kronstadt to Copenhagen, Falmouth, Tenerife, Brazil, Nuka Hiva, Kamchatka, Nagasaki, Canton, St. Helena, Scotland and back to Kronstadt (1803-1806), and finally to Archangelsk and the Crimea (1806-1815) before retiring to marry and run three estates in Estonia. Every human endeavor engaged his attention: a sailor's revolt in England; Russians rescuing Turkish sailors during race riots in Palermo; elegant balls attended by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton; Napoleon reviewing troops in Paris; Abbe Sicard lecturing at the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb; Japanese playing psychological games on the Russian Ambassador, Nikolai Petrovich Rezanov; "fresh meat" being secretly ferried to foreign ships in Canton; the bathhouses in Istanbul; the unbearable life in the swampy hellhole of Archangelsk; and the Crimean sect practicing castration. These diaries are also a treasure trove for students of languages since Löwenstem wrote as he spoke, that is, Baltic German with admixtures of other languages from around the world.
Moessner, Victoria Joan 2005 0-7734-6191-4 374 pages The transcription of Hermann Ludwig von Löwenstern’s uncensored diaries (1793-1815) gives the modern reader a rare insight into the life of a Baltic German Russian naval officer at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries. Löwenstern traveled the world from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and Black Seas, from Reval to Paris and back by way of Berlin (1793-1801), and from Kronstadt to Copenhagen, Falmouth, Tenerife, Brazil, Nuka Hiva, Kamchatka, Nagasaki, Canton, St. Helena, Scotland and back to Kronstadt (1803-1806), and finally to Archangelsk and the Crimea (1806-1815) before retiring to marry and run three estates in Estonia. Every human endeavor engaged his attention: a sailor’s revolt in England; Russians rescuing Turkish sailors during race riots in Palermo; elegant balls attended by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton; Napoleon reviewing troops in Paris; Abbe Sicard lecturing at the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb; Japanese playing psychological games on the Russian Ambassador, Nikolai Petrovich Rezanov; “fresh meat” being secretly ferried to foreign ships in Canton; the bathhouses in Istanbul; the unbearable life in the swampy hellhole of Archangelsk; and the Crimean sect practicing castration. These diaries are also a treasure trove for students of languages since Löwenstern wrote as he spoke, that is, Baltic German with admixtures of other languages from around the world.
This is the first volume of the two-volume Band 2.
Moessner, Victoria Joan 2005 0-7734-6130-2 396 pages The transcription of Hermann Ludwig von Löwenstern’s uncensored diaries (1793-1815) gives the modern reader a rare insight into the life of a Baltic German Russian naval officer at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries. Löwenstern traveled the world from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and Black Seas, from Reval to Paris and back by way of Berlin (1793-1801), and from Kronstadt to Copenhagen, Falmouth, Tenerife, Brazil, Nuka Hiva, Kamchatka, Nagasaki, Canton, St. Helena, Scotland and back to Kronstadt (1803-1806), and finally to Archangelsk and the Crimea (1806-1815) before retiring to marry and run three estates in Estonia. Every human endeavor engaged his attention: a sailor’s revolt in England; Russians rescuing Turkish sailors during race riots in Palermo; elegant balls attended by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton; Napoleon reviewing troops in Paris; Abbe Sicard lecturing at the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb; Japanese playing psychological games on the Russian Ambassador, Nikolai Petrovich Rezanov; “fresh meat” being secretly ferried to foreign ships in Canton; the bathhouses in Istanbul; the unbearable life in the swampy hellhole of Archangelsk; and the Crimean sect practicing castration. These diaries are also a treasure trove for students of languages since Löwenstern wrote as he spoke, that is, Baltic German with admixtures of other languages from around the world.
This is the second volume of the two-volume Band 2.
Moessner, Victoria Joan 2005 0-7734-6126-4 192 pages The transcription of Hermann Ludwig von Löwenstern’s uncensored diaries (1793-1815) gives the modern reader a rare insight into the life of a Baltic German Russian naval officer at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries. Löwenstern traveled the world from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and Black Seas, from Reval to Paris and back by way of Berlin (1793-1801), and from Kronstadt to Copenhagen, Falmouth, Tenerife, Brazil, Nuka Hiva, Kamchatka, Nagasaki, Canton, St. Helena, Scotland and back to Kronstadt (1803-1806), and finally to Archangelsk and the Crimea (1806-1815) before retiring to marry and run three estates in Estonia. Every human endeavor engaged his attention: a sailor’s revolt in England; Russians rescuing Turkish sailors during race riots in Palermo; elegant balls attended by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton; Napoleon reviewing troops in Paris; Abbe Sicard lecturing at the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb; Japanese playing psychological games on the Russian Ambassador, Nikolai Petrovich Rezanov; “fresh meat” being secretly ferried to foreign ships in Canton; the bathhouses in Istanbul; the unbearable life in the swampy hellhole of Archangelsk; and the Crimean sect practicing castration. These diaries are also a treasure trove for students of languages since Löwenstern wrote as he spoke, that is, Baltic German with admixtures of other languages from around the world.
Schaufler, Erich W. 1992 0-7734-9593-2 272 pages This book is an analysis of the autobiographical work of the multi-lingual writer and Nobel prize laureate Elias Cannetti, as well as the recognition of his writing in the German print-media. It shows both how the author presents his life as an artist and how critics respond to this very specific "Canettian" way of portraying his development and life as a poet. Canetti, who has refused interviews for more than ten years, found his own way of communicating with his opponents which can be seen in his Aufzeichnungen. This communication becomes obvious through the analysis of the critics' response published in German, Swiss and Austrian papers. In German.
Soldat, Cornelia 2014 0-7734-0067-2 424 pages A new and valuable examination of Muscovite history. This book is an analysis of stories of atrocities told in German pamphlets in the 16th and 17th centuries about the wars of the Germans against Ottomans in Hungary and Muscovites in Livonia. It shows how the anti-Muscovite pamphlets that began to appear in the middle of the 16th century in Germany participated in the anti-Turkish discourse of the preceding century.
Nannery, Lawrence 2006 0-7734-5803-4 468 pages This book provides a survey of Kafka’s entire oeuvre and its themes. It is a positive refutation of present-day regnant critical approaches to Kafka in order to retrieve the works themselves and thereby revivify our primitive experience of the world as nihilistic and accidental, making of literature something all-important for our lives.
Newton, Gerald 2000 0-7734-7899-X 292 pages This volume presents a major collection of studies of life in Luxembourg since the 19th century. The volume is multilingual, and in order to make it accessible to readers unfamiliar with French and German, a summary of the articles appearing in these languages is given at the end of the book.
Keith-Smith, Brian 2012 0-7734-3741-X 208 pages New insights are given on the background to staging Tannhäuser and Parsifal. Sections on the illustrations to and parodies of Parsifal extend previous research, with special emphasis on the almost forgotten stage-designer Ludwig Sievert and early reception of the opera. The inclusion of a satirical text and Trevelyan’s parody reveal some of the less serious reception.
Van Cleve, John W. 2013 0-7734-4514-5 256 pages These are translations of fables and tales written by C.F. Gellert. Gellert was an eighteenth century folklorist whose work has been canonized. Critics have argued that the stories are fundamentally homegrown and come from the German people (the “Volk”), and they speak directly to the heart of the people. These works are used less often for moral instruction in contemporary society, something the author laments, but are still important components of German folklore.
Thomas, J.W. 1999 0-7734-8202-4 124 pages The thirteenth-century poet who used the pseudonym Der Stricker ("The Knitter) is the earliest known composer of fables, sermonettes, and parables – examples of Kleindichtung –in the German language. Some of the Stricker's fables and parables are, as far as is known, original with him, others are new variants of works that had appeared in other lands and languages. The sermonettes are typical examples of what might be called the folk-theology of the day, drawing on oral tradition rather than directly on the Scriptures. In his verse-tales, the author proves to be a keen, often harsh social critic providing a realistic, often cynical, picture of medieval society that stands in sharp contrast to the romanticism of nearly all German literature of his century. This is the first collection of The Stricker's short narratives in English translation.
Grim, William E. 1987 0-88946-428-6 196 pages An interdisciplinary examination of the musico-literary interstices of the Faust legend, including works by German, French, and Italian authors, composers, and librettists.
Lippe, George B von der 1996 0-7734-8791-3 204 pages This volume is a comprehensive treatment of the relationship of a society to its most powerful and controversial national symbol. Beginning with the heroic figure presented in the late 19th-century Festspiel, the study delineates the transformation of the literary projection of the Luther figure from Wilhelminian, through Weimar, into Third Reich cultural and political domains. The polarity which characterizes Luther depiction in the first half of the century is reflected in Luther as the cultural idol of the mainstream right and as archetypal symbol of betrayal and repression to the opposition and left intelligentsia. The study then traces the metamorphosis of Luther objectification in the divided German of the second half of the 20th century, characterized by an intense love-hate relationship in the GDR/East and more distanced, analytical relationship in the FRG/West; focal points include Thomas Mann's treatment of the Luther figure, Leopold Ahlsen's psycho-drama Der Arme Mann Luther, Dieter Forte's irreverent satire Martin Luther und Thomas Münzer, oder die Einführung der Buchhaltung, and Lutherjahr 1983 (Luther's 500 birthday) in East and West. Finally, the study considers the Luther figure in the context of German reunification - whether the Luther figure is a viable cultural symbol for Germans at the end of their most tumultuous century. This work targets an audience of Germanists and theologians, as well as those with a general interest in German cultural history. The text is in English, with English translation (by the author) and original German text for cited passages.
Richardson, Ruth Drucilla 1989 0-88946-365-4 350 pages Written in 1801, Florentin was published anonymously. It shows the direct influence of Dorothea's later husband Friedrich Schlegel's Lucinde and that of her friend Schleiermacher's Vertraute Briefe über Friedrich Schlegels "Lucinde".
Riser, John 2009 0-7734-4773-3 204 pages This study analyzes and evaluates major elements of the careers of four dissidents who were opposed to the socialist systems under which they lived. It focuses on the main events in their lives, their most significant contributions, the influence they wielded, as well as the substantive adjustments in outlook they made after their early optimism about the prospects of “existing socialism” disintegrated due to disillusionment about, and rejection of, its guiding policies.
Allan, Neil 2005 0-7734-6050-0 276 pages This study explores a coalition of philosophy and literature in the work of Franz Kafka. The initial stage of this identification consists in a reading of Kafka’s output informed by an account of his study of the “descriptive psychology” of Franz Brentano and associated thinkers. This examination provokes a vision of his work as constituting a subversive exploitation of this early form of phenomenology. Moreover, the nature of this appropriation seems to be that which renders his writing so conducive to recent post-structuralist approaches.
The test hence moves on to an analysis and critique of the post-structuralist reception of Kafka, alighting upon thinkers such as Barthes, Blanchot, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari. The work of the latter two theorists intersects in surprising and suggestive ways with the reading of Kafka formulated with reference to his phenomenological studies. Connections between positions conventionally regarded as incompatible are thus forged.
Little attention has been paid to Kafka’s engagement with Brentano’s school, and the study is the first to relate its influence to more recent philosophical approaches, arguing that it is the paradoxical nature of Kafka’s response to early phenomenology that renders his work so amenable to post-structuralist interpretation. The analysis furnishes critiques of many literary-theoretical orthodoxies and a “genealogy” of twentieth-century European philosophy. It suggests new ways of reading Kafka and of staging the encounter between philosophy and literature. Ultimately, it aims to articulate philosophically the irreducible enigmas of Kafka’s world.
Brun, Friederike 2006 0-7734-5531-0 256 pages This extension of Volumes 11 (the autobiography Wahrheit aus Morgenträumen) and 12 (Briefe aus Rom) of the ‘Supplements to An Encyclopedia of German Women Writers’ includes an extensive 100-page selection of Brun’s lyric poetry from her earliest lyrics with parallel examples from Matthisson, Baggesen and Goethe, most of her ballads, her songs for Greece and examples of her religious texts. Excerpts from her diaries, travelogues and leters, texts on the sculptor Thorwaldsen, her friend Madame de Staël and on her daughter Ida’s education reveal her important contacts and reflections on art and social conditions. Sections on her reception, dedications to her, and a 19th-century short biography are also included. The editor, whose articles on her works and manuscripts since 1985 have brought new insights into this neglected writer, provides a long introduction, a summary of her life and bibliography. This volume will appeal to all interested in 19th-century women writers and German literature in general.
Keith-Smith, Brian 2001 0-7734-7588-5 492 pages This volume brings together contributions to research written during nearly forty years of service to Bristol University. Brian Coghlan writes an appreciative foreword, and the author narrates the background to his work. The broad scope of the essays is emphasized by a rich variety of illustrations.
Schreyer, Lothar 2002 0-7734-1370-7 424 pages Included in this volume are 29 previously unpublished texts in mainly narrative prose, ranging from an art nouveau love story to Schreyer’s first attempt to evoke a major historical figure, to single page meditations and short stories. Aspects of his religious faith inform dialogues and texts closer to essay form. The collection shows how Schreyer experimented as a writer of prose before writing his major novels.
Völker, Martin A. 2006 0-7734-5533-7 180 pages Louise Brachmann is an almost-forgotten Romantic figure, friend of Sidonie von Hardenberg, sister of the major 19th-century German writer Novalis. Schiller published some of her poems. Several of her family and friends died while she was still in her twenties, and she was forced to make a living by writing. Unhappy love affairs, poor reception of her work, and uncertainties in daily life led her eventually to drown herself. Her stories, poems, and death exemplify German Romanticism. Her sufferings were widely discussed together with her radical ideas about the role of women in society and support for Greek independence. This edition brings together works that are critical of Enlightenment views on nature, God, and death. It is an important reflection of the crisis of cultural values at the beginning of the 19th century, when established views on the family, the state and the power of reason were being questioned, and the editor provides a critical assessment of Brachmann’s importance within that context.
Schreyer, Lothar 2003 0-7734-1378-2 620 pages In the introduction, the editor analyses several of Schreyer’s cycles of poetry, including early works close to the traditions of ‘Jugendstil’ (art nouveau), religious cycles, and the long series of prose-poems Die menschliche Elegie that Schreyer recited in public after 1945. The texts are arranged as far as possible chronologically into published and previously unpublished sections. Several manuscripts cannot be dated, so a large collection of ‘Vermischte Gedichte’ is arranged thematically. For the most part these are the result of private reflection and reveal a sensitive, suffering and enquiring mind. These texts show years of experiments with poetic forms, and prove that the expressionist works by which he is best known during the Sturm-period formed only a small part of his overall output. Occasionally different versions are included that give interesting insights into a poet that was never satisfied with his writing.
Mills, Ken 1991 0-7734-1334-0 264 pages These fourteen essays by a group of mainly British scholars include some of the latest findings in Büchner research. Essays include: Staging Büchner's plays; Coriolanus and Dantons Tod; Maria Stuart and Dantons Tod; Büchner and the `Sturm und Drang'; Büchner's School Orations; Tradition and Innovation in Leonce und Lena; Gardist Jünger and the Genesis of Woyzeck; The Reception of Büchner in lyric poetry; Büchner, Hauptmann and the Development of Tragic Realism in the 19th century; Sexual Politics in the work of Büchner and Wedekind; Büchner and Kasimir Edschmid; Büchner, Schneider and Lenz; Enzenberger's edition of Der Hessische Landbote; Büchner research: Problems and perspectives. An essential volume for all libraries and institutions where Büchner is read and studied, it is especially illuminating on cross-currents between Büchner's work and other writers and traditions.
Timms, Edward 1999 0-7734-8195-8 352 pages Essays analyze the principal problems which have affected the evolution of German-Jewish relations since the Enlightenment, showing how the project of emancipation was subverted by powerful countercurrents of antisemitism and anxieties about national identity in a society in the throes of modernization. It emphasizes the importance of social and historical context, offering a differentiated account of the difficulties of emancipation, the sense of alienation which is such a characteristic feature of German-Jewish discourse, and the culmination of various forms of antisemitism in the politics of persecution and genocide. The close focus on specific journals and institutions, writers and texts, reveals the tortuous complexity of German-Jewish relations, with a final emphasis on resistance, survival and commemoration.
Littell, Franklin H. 1990 0-7734-9995-4 336 pages A volume of basic studies by world-renowned specialists in nazism. Contributors include Eberhard Bethge, Wilhelm Niemöller, Henry Friedlander, Elie Wiesel, and Theodore Gill.
Segal, Deann Bice 2005 0-7734-6282-1 160 pages Many rural communities in South Carolina share a place in World War II history that has largely been forgotten. From 1943 to 1946, towns such as Aiken, Florence, Camden, Spartanburg, and York were enthusiastic hosts for a special group of laborers: German prisoners of war. These prisoners from the North African, Sicilian, and European campaigns filled needed jobs, mostly in agriculture, all across the nation. In South Carolina, prison camps were established in rural areas where labor was needed in agriculture, the lumber industry, and a few manufacturing jobs. Prisoner labor was also used on military bases to free civilian and army personnel for front-line duty.
By the end of W.W.II, over 425,000 German, Italian, and Japanese prisoners were interned in prisoner of war camps in the United States. In South Carolina, the War Department established more than twenty camps in seventeen counties housing 8,000 to 11,000 German prisoners. These prisoners provided much needed labor in agricultural communities and were often the only direct connection with the "enemy" experienced on the home front.
This book explores the general policies of the United States toward captured prisoners of war and to analyze their implementation in South Carolina from the perspectives of the American officials, the German prisoners, and the communities that housed the camps. This book examines the history of prisoners of war in South Carolina, focusing on life behind the wire, the labor performed by POWs, and the impact of this labor in South Carolina, the adherence to the Geneva Convention, attitudes that influenced policies for the treatment of prisoners, local reaction to the POWs and their labor, as well as the prisoners' impressions of the conditions in which they were held.
Wiedmann, August K. 1995 0-7734-9008-6 516 pages This major in-depth study - the first of its kind - conclusively demonstrates that the rise of Nazism cannot be understood in socio-economic and politico-ideological terms alone, but as a manifestation of a far larger cultural dynamic: the collective propensity for things mythical and primal, the compulsive quest for origins and roots. The case is argued with specific reference to German Expressionist literature and art, German letters from Hofmannsthal to Thomas Mann, philosophy (notably that of Simmel, Klages, Heidegger), and religious thought. It also probes into the essential drives of the German Youth Movement (1896-1933) and to the so-called völkische ideology. All are analyzed with a view to elicit their common assumptions -- those that coincided with the 'purer' impulses rampant in the rise of the Nazi movement. The study uncovers many unsuspected parallels between art, ideas and politics and is essential reading for anyone concerned with the cultural origins of National Socialism.
Keith-Smith, Brian 1993 0-7734-1340-5 300 pages These essays offer a wide range of topics treated from literary, interdisciplinary, and comparative points of view. The book falls into three sections: Weimar and Goethe; Weimar and German Literary Culture; Weimar Abroad; with a closure on Weimar and the Political Aftermath. Contributors to this volume are scholars from the United States, Canada, and Britain, including Christoph Schweitzer, Kenneth Weisinger, Wolfgang Wittkowski, Peter Skrine, Dennis Mahoney, and Frederick Burwick.
Kearney, Milo 1992 0-7734-9536-3 588 pages The powerful works contained in this study form an epic all their own - a literary triumph whose roots lie in the anxieties and aspirations of the societies which gave them birth. Included for study: Celtic fairy tales and nursery rhymes; Irish bardic literature; the Britano-Welsh material (the Mabinogion); the Germanic epic; Latin Christian verse; Angle poetry; the Icelandic Saga; the crusading epic; medieval religious dramas; Academic satire; French and German Chivalric literature; Italian Franciscan revival verse; the social crisis literature of the 14th century; and the despondent verse of the dying Middle Ages.
Munro, Gregory 2006 0-7734-5735-6 548 pages This book examines an important but previously relatively unknown chapter in the Roman Catholic opposition to the rise of the Nazi Party between 1923 and 1933. In 1929, Dr. Georg Moenius (1890-1953), a Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of Bamberg, became editor of the highly-respected Munich weekly journal, the Allgemeine Rundschau, which had been published in Munich since 1904. The journal had been a relatively conservative Catholic journal noted for its support of the Catholic Centre Party and Bavarian Catholic culture. Under Moenius’ editorship, the Allgemeine Rundschau attained great notoriety in Central Europe for its fearless and bitter critique of the rise of the German right wing extremist groups, especially the ascendant National Socialist Party of Adolf Hitler, whom Moenius denounced as the ‘anti-Christ.’ Indeed, Moenius’ constant warnings of the peril of Nazism and Hitler were so shrill and persistent that he was accused (even by many who were otherwise sympathetic to him) of being afflicted by a ‘Moenomania.’
The Allegemeine Rundschau was banned in 1933, and Moenius fled Germany to escape arrest. The headstrong priest had to emigrate from one country to another as the Nazi Reich expanded between 1938 and 940, until finally he found refuge in the small colony of German emigrants in Los Angeles. Of those associates who remained in Germany after the Nazi seizure of power, many were banned from journalism. Others were placed in concentration camps.
This book is based on an extensive array of archival material from Germany, Austria and Switzerland and relevant primary sources from those countries. Given the important developments in German historiography in the twentieth century, which saw the breakdown of German statist tradition and that Germany is now of the most important members of the European Union, the significance and importance of the prescient critique of the Allgemeine Rundschau cannot be overstated.
Neuman, Claude 2020 1-4955-0814-5 94 pages Neuman's translation is presented, "In the hope of giving an idea of the music that is heard in the prosody chosen by Hölderlin...(pg 22).
Of Hölderlin's poetic form, Neuman remarks: "They are built upon precise syllabic and rhythmic schemes, inspired by poetic forms used by the ancient Greeks and later by the Romans, which e=were adapted and introdued in German poetry by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock half a century earlier." (pg.15)
Neuman, Claude 2022 1-4955-0967-2 92 pages From the author's Presentation(pgs. 9-10):
"During the decade of intense creativity in which he also gave us his Odes and Hymns, Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) wrote his Elegies between 1797 and 1801, and revised them between 1801 and 1807.
"They are composed, like the elegies of ancient Greece, in elegiac couplets, pairs of lines where an hexameter is followed by a pentameter (six feet, then five).
Diener, Alexander C. 2004 0-7734-6311-9 189 pages Through comparative analysis of the reactions of Kazakhstan’s Germans and Koreans to the emergence of an independent Republic of Kazakhstan, this book enhances understanding of firstly, the conflicting dynamics of socio-political integration in post-Soviet space; secondly the role played by “kin-states” in the creation or negation of “return myths,”; and thirdly, the significance of small-scale homelands in the process of de-and re-territorializing identity. The analysis in this study combines library/archival research with survey and interview data from the late independence period (1996-2002) in an effort to elucidate the interactive nature of place, power, and identity.
Zinggeler, Margrit Verena 2011 0-7734-1571-8 448 pages This study examines the changing literary discourse in German-speaking Switzerland as second generation immigrant authors write compelling narratives and are awarded prestigious literary prizes in Europe.
Wilson, Katharina M. 1987 0-7734-9209-7 302 pages This volume addresses the myth of Hrotsvit's supposed isolation by discussing her literary works, the context of her creative activity, and the literary survival of her works.
Gillett, Robert 2007 0-7734-5165-X 256 pages This bibliography aims to document all printings and broadcasts of primary texts by Hubert Fichte. These are listed in strict chronological order, with reprints taking their place in the sequence so as to demonstrate the continuing presence of Hubert Fichte on the German literary scene. This work will contribute overall to a new understanding of the work of Hubert Fichte and its importance. The text is in German.
Jun, Gerda 1994 0-7734-9096-5 390 pages Work explores the development of human character and personality based on a bio-psycho-social model. It extends the classic theory of human temperaments and in a practical way deepens our insight into human opportunities and limitations, allowing the reader to deal more consciously with personal and social problems. IN GERMAN.
Politis, Cordula 2007 0-7734-5448-9 292 pages This book is an examination of the concept of Fortune in the narratives of the sixteenth-century German writer, Jörg Wickram. Wickram, often regarded as the founding father of the German prose novel, posited an internalisation of Fortune quite at odds with the ideas of both his contemporaries and predecessors. Throughout the Middles Ages, Fortune functioned as a representation of the experience of contingency and the human attempt to cope with it within the confines of a God-given order. The Renaissance saw the advent of the notion that an individual possessed the ability to control his or her life to a certain extent, but the perception of Fortune as an external force acting on human agents remained intact. Wickram, however, saw Fortune not only as an external force acting in conjunction with or competing with divine agency, but also as a force within the human mind.
Dowdey, David 2006 0-7734-5912-X 156 pages For centuries, the Jewish population of Europe has been subjected to dehumanization. Studies of European history, culture, and religion often assume that anti-Semitism is a specifically Christian phenomenon. This study sketches the historical background of anti-Semitism and extensively examines publications of the Institutum Judaicum in Halle as well as other pertinent archival materials, endeavoring to delineate some of the key people – particularly Johann Heinrich Callenberg – and how they contributed to rehumanizing the Jews.
Thomas, Marvin E 1989 0-88946-348-4 350 pages This study explores Karl Theodor's goals and plans in the Bavarian Succession, which was the last major diplomatic crisis resolved in ancien-régime Europe.
Wolfgramm, Doris 1997 0-7734-2296-X 328 pages This study expands the existing body of crisis theory. It examines the dynamics of the first post-Cold War crisis and provides insight into how this new international context affects decision-making, as well as national and international relationships. While previous works focused primarily on threat and the dynamics of superpower crises in a Cold War international system, this study highlights the opportunity dimension of a crisis, and how it can be exploited by local actors in a post-Cold War context. Past systematic analyses of foreign policy decision-making concentrated primarily on the US. This study fills a research gap by examining these processes in the West German Kohl government. It contributes to a better understanding of how reunification was achieved. Understanding contemporary German foreign policy is important because it has implications for alliance relationships and provides cues about the future course of Germany in the international system.
Boldt, Andreas Dieter 2015 1-4955-0271-6 396 pages This is the first work in English covering Ranke’s life, work and understanding of history. The book is a synthesis and will be an important volume for future historians and students. It examines over 35 different works and articles. Only by including all of these into the assessment of Ranke as an historian a different and much more complex picture of the historian and personality of Ranke will evolve.
von Marienwerder, Johannes 1997 0-7734-8568-6 272 pages This translation of the mystical tract Des leben der zeligen frawen Dorothee clewsenerynne in der thumkyrchen czu Marienwerdir des landes czu Prewszen (completed ca. 1404) enlarges the body of Middle High German texts available in English. This vita is the last in a series of works the Prussian theologian Johannes von Marienwerder compiled in service of the canonization of the housewife, lay mystic, and finally anchoress Dorothea von Montau (1347-94) as Prussia's first native saint. Its conflation of such divergent and frequently incompatible genres as the aggressive political polemic, the idealized, formulaic saint's life, the mystical tract, and the emerging genre of realistic biography reflects the transitional character of the late Middle Ages. It also provides interesting insights into the dispersal of mystical concepts in the borderlands of Christianity. Finally, it describes daily life on the farm, in the village, and in prosperous towns. The translation of this work which in 1492 furnished the text for the first book to be printed in Prussia also facilitates studies of textual authority and audience expectation and manipulation in medieval writing.
Jorgenson, Dale A. 2001 0-7734-7569-9 212 pages Karl Anton, a patriotic German who had participated in World War I (as a young minister, he spoke to the frontline troops, carried relief packages to the soldiers on behalf of the German Red Cross, and gave inspirational sermons to the civilians at home), discerned the evil of the National Socialist regime of the Third Reich and turned decisively away from it at great personal cost. His life reflects a strong moral position under adverse conditions (the discarding of his career and enforced isolation) and shows a man whose personal life, scholarship, preaching, and personal ministry reflect a deep commitment to a different set of values. The most significant gift Anton made to succeeding generations is contained in the work he did in organizing and protecting the famous Franz Hauser Bach collection, and in his final definitive article on the significance of that collection. With photographs.
Friedman, Jonathan 2004 0-7734-6325-9 146 pages This project examines the literary, cultural, and historical significance of the 1937 stage play, The Eternal Road, the biblical epic of the Jewish émigré titans—writer Franz Werfel, composer Kurt Weill, and director Max Reinhardt. In academic circles, the play is relatively well known, although it has not received the kind of attention that scholars have paid to works such as The Threepenny Opera, Forty Days of Musa Dagh, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Reinhardt’s most often performed theatrical production. Apart from articles and chapters in dissertations and books, no comprehensive analysis of Road exists in monograph form.
The play, which premiered at the Manhattan Opera House in January 1937, sold out its 153 performances, but it closed less than six months later, a victim of extravagant casting and design. In fact, no Broadway show in its time ran up as large a deficit. Meyer Weisgal, its producer, dubbed it one of the theater’s most brilliant money-losers ever. The significance of Road lies elsewhere—in its singular moment of expression of Jewish pride by several colorful, albeit complicated, dramatis personae.
There are numerous areas of scholarship to which a study of this sort contributes. Students of the history of American theater will welcome a recitation of the play’s production history and a careful reading of its text. Historians, meanwhile, might find the subject helpful in illuminating some of the everyday responses to Nazi persecution by central European Jewish émigrés. One of the more intriguing issues for me is where to situate Road within the broader context of the life work of its principal creators. To what degree was the play a departure from or a continuity within the aesthetic approaches of Reinhardt, the parvenu, Weill, the left-leaning social critic, and Werfel, the would-be Catholic. To what extent did the three figures project their conflicts with, and corresponding concepts of, “Jewishness” onto the text and performance of the play? What was the role of external and intrinsic factors that helped to bring Road into existence? If Hitler had never come to power, would there have been an Eternal Road?
The show was the only occasion in which Reinhardt, Werfel, and Weill joined together to issue a condemnation, in the only language and forum they knew, of the Nazi assault on Jewish culture, religion, and history. And yet their play was more than mere anti-Nazi tableau, and certainly more than either a technical wonder or a box office bomb. It was a remarkable tribute by Jews to Jews in all their various, conflicting incarnations.
Duncan, Bruce 1997 0-7734-8439-6 228 pages Ludwig Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) is one of German Romanticism's most important writers. Only one of Arnim's short stories (The Mad Invalid at Fort Rattoneau) has previously been translated into English. In 1812, he published this group of four novellas. All are interesting, both inherently and historically, but Isabella, the longest of the four, has become a major canonical work. Still read today, it is also often cited in studies of Romanticism and in scholarly works about folklore. The Surrealists were particularly taken with it, and André Breton translated it into French. Czech, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish versions have appeared in recent decades, but this is the first complete translation into English.
White, Alfred D. 1996 0-7734-9133-3 448 pages This volume's central thesis is that Max Frisch was by temperament conservative in aesthetic and political matters. His work is examined chronologically in order to isolate elements of reaction: his flirtation with völkisch theories in the thirties; his lifelong difficulty in putting into practice his theoretical insights on the status of women; elements of potential modernity, such as the implicit theory of writer-reader relationships in his early journalistic work or the later explicit theory of diary as a form of expression appropriate to an era of change and dubious identity.
Hostetter, Anthony 2003 0-7734-6802-1 224 pages The years between 1910 and 1933 represent a period of tumultuous change in Germany. Focusing on Max Reinhardt’s Großes Schauspielhaus in Berlin during the Weimar Republic offers a unique opportunity to examine the many factors that affect theatrical production outside of the realm of the aesthetic. Using neo-Marxist methodology of Raymond Williams as well as Pierre Bourdieu’s The Field of Cultural Production, this study investigates the impact of social, political, and economic factors on planning and building the Großes Schauspielhaus and on its theatrical productions. Previous works focus on Reinhardt’s use of actors, collaboration with designers, technology, etc, but this study begins by asking ‘What were the relations between Max Reinhardt’s artistic direction and the business management?’ It provides an analysis of the economic conditions of the period, the costs involved in building and maintaining a mass theater, and questions of ‘symbolic capital’ versus ‘economic capital’. An appendix provides a complete English-language translation of Max Reinhardt’s 1905 manifesto, originally published in Arthur Kahne’s Tagebuch des Dramaturgen. With illustrations.
Musmann, Klaus 2012 0-7734-4064-X 220 pages This is a translation of Mein Leben by Gottfried Seume, an autobiography of an influential 19th century author. First issued in 1813, this translation is based on a critical edition of the work by Joerg Drews done in 1993. This is the first time it has been translated into English from German. Some of Seume’s writings were banned for their controversial political overtones. This book was never published during his lifetime and the first uncensored edition appeared in 1879. In addition, the autobiography recounts his famous walks across Europe, which were also described in the book A Stroll to Syracuse where he went to Sicily. Early on in his life he was forced to serve in the Hessian and Prussian militaries and several times he attempted to flee. In 1782 his Hessian regiment was sold to the British and he was shipped to Canada which he describes in some detail in this autobiography. Through it all he never saw military action.
Turner, David 2005 0-7734-6127-2 424 pages Although it concentrates on a particular historical period, and although it examines a variety of individual works, many of them acknowledged Novellen, this study is neither an historical survey nor a collection of interpretations. Its distinctive approach is taxonomical and comparative. Taking as its starting point the surge of interest in the human mind as the nineteenth century drew to a close, it examines the kinds of (shorter) narrative that were generated by that interest. On the other hand therefore it investigates how, by focusing on particular aspects of the mind, writers were led to adopt certain narrative patterns or structures; and on the other hand, building on the work of Dorrit Cohn, but extending her range considerably, it explores and evaluates the different modes of presentation which writers exploited as they sought to give life to the inner workings of their characters.
According to some, psychology and the Novelle are incompatible. Although the investigation concludes that there is no inherent incompatibility between psychological interest and the aims of the Novelle, it also demonstrates that psychological interest in shorter narratives does not always lead to Novellen; it explores other narrative structures that may arise when particular models of the mind form their basis.
Cobbs, Alfred L. 2007 0-7734-5475-6 204 pages The question of “identity” and “citizenship” in contemporary German society as a whole has resurfaced as an issue since unification, and the term “multicultural society” has became an important theme in the reexamination of the question of what it means to be “German,” not only for citizens of the former FRG and the GDR, for the newly emerging German Jewish community, but also for the foreign migrants who have lived and worked in the FRG since the early 1960s. This study discusses a selection of texts – by and about foreign migrants in the Federal Republic – in which the main characters assert their ethnic or cultural identity and/or oppositional political consciousness against that of the majority culture. Such an emphasis foregrounds the issues of “identity” and “citizenship,” which are central to a discussion of whether and/or to what degree the Federal Republic has become a multicultural society since unification.
Jones, Susanne Lenné 2013 0-7734-4292-8 352 pages The incorporation of photography into German literary texts dealing with the years between 1933 and 1945 is an important innovative technique that offers insights relating to questions of truth, authenticity, and opportunities for personal engagement in the visual and textual representations of the catastrophe that still haunts us today.
This book fills a void in contemporary scholarship by providing an
in-depth analyses of three major German-language writers and their literary reflections of the Holocaust. It examines important insights into the limits of memory on the effects of this historical catastrophe on those born afterwards and the blending of text and image in the search for truth and authenticity.
Williams, Maurice 2006 0-7734-5665-1 192 pages This study provides a different perspective on the important Nuremberg war crimes trial of 1945 and 1946. Friedrich Rainer, an Austrian Nazi, a lawyer, an influential Gauleiter, and a well-placed Hitler lieutenant, was a witness for the defendant Arthur Seyss-Inquart. Rainer was imprisoned in the witnesses’ wing where he had a unique opportunity to observe the trial and its participants. Later, as a Yugoslav prisoner, he wrote about his nine-month incarceration. His story, both first-hand and historical, is more detached than the memoirs of the defendants and provides a different perspective from the prosecutors. Since he was not himself on trial, he maintained a certain detachment, yet he shared some of the extant emotion. Further, Rainer’s legal background allowed him to examine, compare, and analyze the process. He also endeavored to write with the historian’s eye, distinguishing between fact and rumor, presenting evidence, and drawing conclusions. Most important, he placed his account in a larger context than the immediate trial. Finally, this translation, plus the editor’s commentary, provides a glimpse into the world of a man who embodies much that was typical Nazi, a man who may be seen as an historian and apologist of National Socialism.
Perkins, Mary Anne 2006 0-7734-5523-X 320 pages This book is a contribution to a 21st century understanding of the historical origins of the dual consciousness of national and European identity as they developed within the circles of 19th century German writers, theorists, philosophers, musicians, and artists. Two fundamental factors led to the conception of this book: firstly, the recognition that perceptions of German nationhood have been a crucial factor within European consciousness since long before the existence of Germany as a unified State, and, secondly, an acknowledgement that bitter memories of the two World Wars of the 20th century have sometimes obscured the record of Germany’s vast contribution to European cultural and intellectual history. As a collection of essays, this work portrays these developments against the background of a broad spectrum of German literature, music, philosophy, political criticism, art and architecture, also analyzing French and British reactions to German ideas, providing the reader with a broader intellectual and historical context than would be otherwise possible.
Diephouse, David J. 1990 0-88946-789-7 392 pages A translation and abridgement of von Riehl's Naturgeschichte des Volkes als Grundlage einer deutschen Social-Politik. Von Riehl's specific views, while of only historical interest today, are crucial to any informed discussion of German social history and would also be valuable for a study of social theory and social science research methods. Von Riehl's description of his countrymen's folkways and social relationships remains a valid and often vivid testimony to one of the pivotal eras in the development of modern Germany. Potentially useful as a supplemental reader for courses in German history and culture or European social history.
Symington, Rodney 2005 0-7734-6014-4 328 pages For the Nazis, Shakespeare was a major cultural icon, whose works belonged to German culture more than to English and were therefore to be exploited for political-propagandistic purposes like those of any other German “classical” writer. Following an overview of the importance of Shakespeare in German culture, this book’s three major sections investigate the controversy over the appropriate translation Shakespeare’s plays to be read and performed, the effect of the new political-cultural climate on Shakespeare-scholarship, and the attempts of the Nazis to “co-ordinate” Shakespeare’s works on the stage for propagandistic ends. This is the first complete study, entirely in English, to present the total picture of Shakespeare’s fortunes in Germany between 1933 and 1945 in the context of Nazi cultural policy.
Peer, Larry H. 2008 0-7734-4989-2 308 pages An updated view of the relationship between the European Romantic movement and contemporary theory. The contributors want to redirect studies in
Romanticism towards cultural and literary theory.
Blackwell, Albert L. 1992 0-7734-9583-5 216 pages This is an analysis of ethical principles based upon "determinism" - a perspective that Schleiermacher defines with care and elaborates with originality. This early treatise (1790-92) is a seminal work for Schleiermacher's career and a significant contribution to the study of ethics. This translation make Schleiermacher's treatise available in English for the first time. The introductory essay traces the history of the text, discusses the philosophical background, and surveys his associated writings. It also provides a comprehensive summary of the treatise's arguments and comments on related secondary literature
Froese, H. Victor 1992 0-7734-9585-1 168 pages This text supplies the first full English translation of Schleiermacher's earliest extant essay. The translation includes most of the footnotes provided by the Kritische Gesamtausgabe, and adds others to show the relation between Schleiermacher's discussion and other philosophical works. The Postscript is an historical philosophical analysis of the text. Previous scholarly studies of the text are also reviewed and evaluated.
Green, Martin 1999 0-7734-8164-8 372 pages Otto Gross was one of the most famous – and controversial – Freudian analysts of the first decade of the 20th century. Highly praised by Freud and also a patient and friend of C. H. Jung, he was rejected from the movement because he wanted to adapt psychoanalysis to function as a philosophy of revolution. He had a strong influence on other analysts and was a famous anarchist belonging to radical cultural groups. He was also the center of sexual scandals, for employing orgiastic forms of therapy, and for giving poison to deeply depressed women patients, who used it to commit suicide. His father, Hans Gross, was famous as the man who introduced criminology in the Austro-Hungarian empire. Father and son were close collaborators in Otto's early years, but later the father tried to get him confined in a mental institution, and finally had him examined by state doctors who declared him insane and incapable of managing his own affairs. His influence on his contemporaries included Max and Alfred Weber, Frieda von Richtofen (later Frieda Lawrence), and her sister Else, and the young Jewish writers of Prague, including Franz Werfel, Franz Kafka, and Max Brod.
Van Cleve, John W. 2017 1-4955-0548-0 792 pages Novel is a translation of the German book known as Insel Felsenburg originally published in 1731. Its narrative was first suggested by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719). This German version presents a man and woman shipwrecked on an island in the South Atlantic. They marry and with their children establish a utopian society.
Zophy, Jonathan W. 1992 0-7734-9605-X 300 pages This book examines the impact of the patriarchy and the early Reformation upon the life, family, and career of the warrior-statesman Christoph Kress. Involved in over sixty-five diplomatic missions, he was the only Nuremberg political figure to participate in every Imperial Diet between 1518 and 1532. This first full-length study of Kress takes us inside the politics of Nuremberg and the Holy Roman Empire in the turbulent period of the German Peasants' Revolt and religious fissures of the 1520s and early 1530s. It also provides an intriguing case study of the effects of the Lutheran movement upon one of Germany's greatest cities and one of that community's most prominent merchant families, whose dynamics will be of great interest to scholars of religion, politics, psychology, and history.
Ward, Mark G. 1995 0-7734-9022-1 140 pages The range of authors discussed includes familiar names such as Keller, Storm, Fontane, Stifter, and Gotthelf, and less familiar ones such as Auerbach, Saar, Ida Hahn-Hahn, Riehl, Hauff and von Scheffel. The volume includes essays on theoretical issues dealing with the nature of realism as well as text-based discussion. The essays will be of interest to scholars not only of German literature, but also to those engaged with Realism in general, and to the wider reading public of nineteenth-century fiction. The contributors are Martin Bott, Helen Chambers, Patricia Howe, David Jackson, Edward McInnes, Peter Skrine, Martin Swales and Mark Ward.
Ellis, Roger 1987 0-7734-1988-8 179 pages This is the first critical study in English of the works of the late Peter Weiss, generally regarded as the most important political dramatist since the death of Bertolt Brecht. It examines Weiss's translated and untranslated writings and the critical controversies and production details associated with his plays. Evaluates his theory and practice as resulting from a study of the post-World War I European avant-garde. Also included is an interview with Weiss's widow, Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss, a designer who not only collaborated with Weiss on all his productions, but who has had a long and successful career in her own right, working for years with Ingmar Bergman. The book's supporting material includes a number of photos of Weiss's plays.
Mills, Mary V. 1996 0-7734-8855-3 116 pages Within his writings, Hartmann von Aue addresses a problem characteristic of his period, got und der werlt gevallen, by fusing the quest for secular happiness as it is presented in the heroic literatures of ancient and medieval times with the search for spiritual happiness as it is depicted by St. Augustine in his Civitas Dei. In the discussion of the quest for saelde within Hartmann's works, this study establishes the pilgrimage motif as his main tectonic principle and most significant action motif. The examination of Hartmann's tectonic principle also documents the ideologized transformation of the pilgrimage motif as a progression from the rather stark dualism of his Kreuzzugslieder to the gradualism in Gregorius and Der arme Heinrich and marks a peak of gothic style and ideology in the medieval epic tradition.
Das, Dilip K. 2005 0-7734-6037-3 232 pages A study of policing in six countries. These countries have some similarities but to a great extent are different. Several of these countries, India, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada have been influenced by the English approach to policing. Countries that were once colonies of the British Empire adopted the traditions and expectations of the British. Although these countries came under British rule there were differences in their culture and value system that were not eliminated by the British.
Kallin, Britta 2007 0-7734-5499-3 204 pages Explores the representation of ethnic minorities and the construction of national identities in contemporary plays written by German and Austrian women. The study draws on approaches of cultural and postcolonial studies, African-American and other minority feminist criticism as well as Anglo-American and German feminist scholarship. The plays examined in the book include Kerstin Specht’s Lila, Elfriede Müller’s Goldener Oktober, Bettina Fless’s Asyl, Gundi Ellert’s Jagdzeit, Marlene Streeruwitz’s Bagnacavallo, and Elfriede Jelinek’s Stecken, Stab und Stangl. This book evaluates the characters in terms of visual representation, the way in which they communicate with other characters, and the characters’ involvement in the development of the play. The work demonstrates that the playwrights assign minority characters a restricted verbal capacity that limits their influence on the action of the play, thereby reducing such characters to function merely as catalysts for problems of the German and Austrian communities. The playwrights write with a well-meaning intention but some cannot avoid the trap of their position as self-appointed spokesperson while other offer new positions from where they speak and avoid reproducing stereotypes of the “Other”. This work will appeal to scholars in German studies, feminist studies and drama.
Jordan, James 2001 0-7734-7681-4 200 pages Known primarily for his dramas, Toller also published several collections of poetry. This edition contains 40 poems from three manuscript archives in Germany and represents Toller’s entire unpublished poetic oeuvre. The poems cover Toller’s life from 1909 to his imprisonment (1919-1924, from his involvement in the Munich Councils Republic), along with some written after his imprisonment. Earliest poems document an intense love affair from his adolescence which preoccupied him until his participation in the First World War. Another group charts his initial enthusiasm for the war, growing moral doubts, and final rejection. The brutality and degradation of life as a political prisoner in the Weimar Republic is described graphically. This collection provides unique insights into Toller’s early life and his development as writer and political figure. Each poem is provided with a prose translation, making the edition accessible to non-specialists. The commentaries place the poems in context, provide explanations of specific biographical references.
Rogols-Siegel, Linda 1989 0-88946-357-3 507 pages A novel, written in 1849, that depicts the turbulent years from 1800 to 1806, before the Battle of Jena, and represents an important document of Prussian life and social problems.
Nicol, Iain G. 1997 0-7734-8484-1 216 pages This sermonic treatise discusses some basic concerns regarding confession of faith within the German Evangelical church. It is both affirming and critical of the Augsburg Confession, handed over to the Emperor Charles V in 1530. Unified in mood and presentation, they comprise a companion volume to an ethical sermonic treatise on The Christian Household (Mellen, 1991).
Kuhlke, Olaf 2004 0-7734-6276-7 303 pages This study examines the multiple and conflicting ways in which German national identity is spatially expressed through the material and metaphor of the human body. In particular, it describes the various gendered, sexed, and raced constructions of Germany, as they emerged in the capital city of Berlin since 1989. Based on two ethnographic case studies situated in neighboring urban environments, the Love Parade and the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, the author shows how bodily representations of post-1989 Germany are fluctuating between the sexualized, demasculinized celebration of multiculturalism and the repeatedly racist, masculinist and even anti-Semitic reconstruction of German nationhood. While the German government is making active efforts to situate the future Berlin Republic within a network of increasingly integrated European nation states, and is involved in sponsoring both the Love Parade and the MMJE, social movements in Berlin are actively supporting and contesting such politics. It is this struggle between government efforts and grassroots politics, and the role of the human body in the political process of constructing collective identities that this book ultimately explores.
Coury, David N. 2004 0-7734-6320-8 218 pages Since the early 1980s, there has been a decided trend in German literature and film toward a restitution of the storyteller and traditional forms of narration. This book discusses the crisis of narration that led to the decline of storytelling as well as the recent return to stories and more traditional forms of narration. Specifically, the author argues that the novels of Peter Handke and the films of Wim Wenders are representative of this larger paradigmatic shift.
The first half of the study presents an overview and discussion of the philosophical discourses leading to the so-called death of narrative in the modernist and postmodern context and then the rebirth of neo-narrative works at the end of the 20th century. The second chapter analyzes the importance of Handke's works within the context of post-war literature, discussing first his rejection of narrative and then his embracing of the story beginning in the early 1980s. The second half of the study presents the same phenomenon in German cinema, discussing first the importance of narrative in German and European cinema, as well as the changing role it has played in the German cinema throughout this century. The following chapter uses Wenders' aesthetics and narrative constructs to detailing the shift beginning in the 1980s from a style of filmmaking influenced by the Italian neo-realists and the French nouvelle vague toward a more narrative cinema. In the conclusion, the author speculates on the possible reasons for this new-found popularity of the story and the shift away from non-narrative forms. In doing so, the author attempts to show how storytelling is central to questions of modernity and technology, history, identity and redemption.
Woodside, Mary S. 2008 0-7734-5215-X 320 pages This book presents a primary source in music history, the memoirs of the Swiss music critic and scholar of Russian music, Robert Aloys Mooser. The memoir includes Mooser’s description of music and musical life in Geneva and St.Petersburg in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His first-hand account of musical figures and events, seen through the eyes of a Protestant Genevan, introduce the reader to the main cultural currents of the time. This book contains eleven black and white photographs and and twelve color photographs.
Thomas, Marvin E 2015 1-4955-0420-4 768 pages This is an in-depth investigation of the Saxon role in the diplomatic processes connected with the Bavarian succession 1777-1779. The lack of male heirs in the succession lines of two important ruling families in Bavaria set off a maelstrom of legal disputes over inheritance rights, cultural customs and treaties. Original documents have been translated and included in the study.
High, Jeffrey L. 2004 0-7734-6500-6 204 pages This study details how Schiller’s first writings on aesthetics and moral philosophy comprise a moral philosophical and teleological system with which Schiller analyzed the moral dynamics of political rebellions. This concept stems from Schiller’s categorization of action dominated by either sensual drives or abstract reason and his use of these categories for the critical analysis of rebels and rebellion. These early categories reveal that Schiller’s distance from the French Revolution should have come as no surprise, on the contrary, in light of this highly articulated concept of rebellion, anything more than ambivalence would have marked a surprising change of direction.
Burns, Barbara 1998 0-7734-8258-X 282 pages This is the first critical study in English of Liliencron’s short stories. Chiefly known for his poetry, he also wrote a substantial number of prose works. This study examines sixteen of his short stories under four thematic headings: love and infatuation, death and suicide, poverty and debt, war and patriotism. An Appendix includes the German texts of the short stories, thus making accessible these stories which are currently not widely available, enabling the reader to refer immediately to the primary material.
Barker, Peter 2000 0-7734-7704-7 256 pages Charts the development of the Soviet-influenced nationalities policy in the German Democratic Republic, using the internal files of the SED (Communist Party) and the Stasi to demonstrate that the German Communists, despite initial attempts by some leading figures to redress the effects of the repressive policies of the Nazi state, ultimately accepted that greater cultural autonomy e for the Sorbians ran counter to their plans for the economic and political restructuring of East German society. The GDR did, however, create Sorbian cultural institutions and the bilingual school system which have survived the upheavals of German unification in 1990.
Maley, Saundra Rose 1996 0-7734-2257-9 703 pages This mammoth study includes sections discussing Wright's early life; Wright's early encounters with the work of Rilke, Heine, Storm, German poetry from 1200-1930, Trakl. The appendices include his translations of early and later Rilke, Heine, Storm, Trakl, and other German poems.
Classen, Albrecht 2002 0-7734-3437-2 68 pages Classen's German poems serve as highly sensitive tools to reach out toward the other dimension of our being and sensitize the reader for the transcendental and yet concrete communication between self and other. The musicality of the objective world and its inner voices are here given a poetic forum for further explorations. Often, the Sonora Desert where Classen lives has provided him with a powerful inspiration to listen to the words of nature.
Lembach, Joachim 2003 0-7734-6786-6 316 pages This is the first study available of the standing in Great Britain of the post-war German cinema, seen here as part of the wider issue of foreign-language film distribution and exhibition in the UK. An analysis of the relevant structural conditions of the industry as well as public attitudes toward non-English-language cinema is followed by a detailed reconstruction of the way films from both West and East Germany have been made available to British audiences, including an assessment of how they have been promoted both commercially and culturally. The final chapter aims at ascertaining to what extent the critical response to contemporary German features is a reflection of the general British perception of the films’ country of origin. An extensive appendix presents a list of some 800 feature films, with details of their screening on British television and in the cinema over five decades, as well a bibliography that includes the details of hundreds of film reviews, mainly from newspapers and specialist publications.
Keith-Smith, Brian 2001 0-7734-1362-6 340 pages The mainly dialogue form of Lothar Schreyer's unpublished novel as edited by Dr. Keith-Smith, reveals insights into the humor of human foibles, a central love story and continual references to animal and bird life, producing a work that is totally different from Schreyer's more serious historical novels. It reveals a caring quality in Schreyer's psyche that is generally thought to have developed after the Second World War through his efforts for the Christian charity 'Caritas'.
Swales, Martin 1995 0-7734-8924-X 264 pages Argues that the tradition of German prose writing is importantly and illuminatingly part of European realism - not in spite of, but because of, its concern with mental life and its poetic and symbolic concerns. It has often been maintained that inwardness, that governing characteristic of German culture, prevents German prose fiction from contributing to the mainstream of European realism. But German prose narratives most challengingly explore a realism of mentality, of concept and ideas, a realism attending to the characters' reflectivity. Among the writers discussed, and the headings under which they appear, are: Theodor Fontane (Half Truths); Thomas Mann (Subjectivity and the Public Realm); Franz Kafka (The Real and the Self-Evident); and Günter Grass (The Cultishness of the Times).
Flanagan, Clare 2000 0-7734-7781-0 296 pages Focusing on five journals, Aufbau, Ost und West, Der Monat, Der Ruf, and Frankfurter Hefte, it reveals the scope and nature of opinion in Germany during occupation rule and before formal division. These journals provide a representative sample of opinion on a range of subjects. Prominent among these issues are Europe, cultural and political representation, collective guilt and denazification. Some areas of enquiry, notably Third Way politics and the exploration of guilt and national history, were subsequently undervalued in the dominant historical narratives of the Cold War. With their wide range of contributors and concerns, these journals chart this intense debate, highlight the course of cultural politics in East and West, and shed light on the extent of Cold War intrusion on the post-war recovery of German thought and discourse.
Watson, Jennifer 2004 0-7734-6388-7 228 pages An examination of the literary impact Selma Lagerlöf had on German authors of the time. It also clearly sheds new light on Selma Lagerlöf, as well as other notable German authors such as Franz Kafka, Bertolt Brecht, Gerhardt Hauptmann, Nelly Sachs, Ina Seidel and Gustav Frenssen. This book will be of great value to those in the fields of Scandinavian, German and Comparative literature.
Ahlers, Rolf 2004 0-7734-6362-3 696 pages This book assembles 21 essays by some of the best known scholars in Europe and North American on many of the constellations of thought discusses at the time of the eruption of the early German romantic and early German idealistic intellectual supernova (D. Henrich) from ca 1785 to 1807.
Sur, Carolyn Wörman 1989 0-7734-9497-9 94 pages Historical survey includes a brief history of Germany's origin, early pioneers to America, and sections on German celebrations, dress, education, and the effects of inter-cultural transitions. Also contains a Selected Tree for Early (German) Families in Effingham County, and a Name Your Relative Chart.
Cord, William O. 1991 0-88946-441-3 244 pages An exhaustive, three-volume presentation of the totality of mythological thought associated with Wagner's Ring. Certain to become a classic in its field. Volume One, Nine Dramatic Properties, includes extensive treatments of: the World Ash, the Rainbow Bridge, Donner's Golden Hammer, Valhalla, and the Ring. Volume Two, The Family of Gods, presents each god in rich detail and unprecedented breadth of coverage. Volume Three (Parts 1 and 2), The Natural and Supernatural Worlds, includes a supplement on the names presented in the first two volumes with specific examination of every person, thing, or object given a proper name in the drama. Assembles and explicates the many miscellaneous elements, difficult to categorize, that are vital to appreciation of the Ring.
Cord, William O. 1991 0-88946-442-1 225 pages An exhaustive, three-volume presentation of the totality of mythological thought associated with Wagner's Ring. Certain to become a classic in its field. Volume One, Nine Dramatic Properties, includes extensive treatments of: the World Ash, the Rainbow Bridge, Donner's Golden Hammer, Valhalla, and the Ring. Volume Two, The Family of Gods, presents each god in rich detail and unprecedented breadth of coverage. Volume Three (Parts 1 and 2), The Natural and Supernatural Worlds, includes a supplement on the names presented in the first two volumes with specific examination of every person, thing, or object given a proper name in the drama. Assembles and explicates the many miscellaneous elements, difficult to categorize, that are vital to appreciation of the Ring.
Cord, William O. 1991 0-88946-443-X 630 pages An exhaustive, three-volume presentation of the totality of mythological thought associated with Wagner's Ring. Certain to become a classic in its field. Volume One, Nine Dramatic Properties, includes extensive treatments of: the World Ash, the Rainbow Bridge, Donner's Golden Hammer, Valhalla, and the Ring. Volume Two, The Family of Gods, presents each god in rich detail and unprecedented breadth of coverage. Volume Three (Parts 1 and 2), The Natural and Supernatural Worlds, includes a supplement on the names presented in the first two volumes with specific examination of every person, thing, or object given a proper name in the drama. Assembles and explicates the many miscellaneous elements, difficult to categorize, that are vital to appreciation of the Ring.
Schreyer, Lothar 2006 0-7734-5771-2 580 pages This book includes introductions and texts that show the writer’s developing understanding of his faith. The analyses of Jakob Böhme, German mystics and Meister Eckehart were essential to his visionary beliefs, without which the series of ‘Schau- und Lesebücher’ on Angels, the Holy Spirit, St. Elisabeth, the Mother of God, the Conqueror of Death and the Devil (including an extra dimension of Schreyer’s prayers), and his book on the Catechism cannot be fully appreciated. Inspired by the reform of the Roman Catholic Liturgy, they point towards theological insights of the Second Vatican Council. The final collection of discussions and reminiscences on Abstract Christian Art in 1962 emphasizes the role of dialogue as an exploratory form of education. Although it was not possible to include the illustrations and detailed comments on these that formed an integral part of the original publications, the introductory texts and selections by themselves reveal a process of active commitment and searching independence characteristic of Schreyer’s life and style. Some illustrations characteristic of his interests as a writer and artist are included, together with an introduction on the texts, and notes on the illustrations.
Benbow, Heather Merle 2009 0-7734-4722-9 196 pages This book examines at the gender dimensions of orality in German culture and thought around 1800. It uncovers oral resonances in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, demonstrates that pedagogical and didactic literature about women and girls is based on a suppression of female orality, contrasts medicalized models of (open) female and (closed) male bodies and reinterprets two classic literary heroines in terms of their oral conformity and excess.
Lapomarda, Vincent A. 2012 0-7734-2932-8 332 pages The book describes the role way some Catholic Bishops attempted to resist the Nazi extermination of the Jews and other populations during the Holocaust. It shows that many Catholic Bishops throughout Europe risked life and limb sheltering Jews and other victims. While other scholars forward different opinions on the matter, Lapomarda’s analysis of Pope Pius XII uses factual evidence to show the Pope acted against the Nazis' treatment of the Jews, and facilitated massive movements against the final solution.
Finkin, Jordan D. 2010 0-7734-3829-7 384 pages Though little studied, this text is important not only for the fields of Yiddish literature and linguistics, where it offers a lengthy continuous text in a language lacking a particularly robust corpus, but also for the history of German-Jewish relations, highlighted by the irony of an anti-Semitic work preserving a Yiddish linguistic resource. The present volume includes a reproduction of the original text in a modern orthography and an English translation, together with an introduction, notes, and a glossary of the many Hebrew words in the text.
Classen, Albrecht 1995 0-7734-9134-1 312 pages This study explains how the Volksbuch developed from the medieval courtly romance under the influence of complex sociological, economic, technological, and cultural factors during the 15th century and became an art form in its own right. The new genre was characterized by a wide range of styles, from the earthy plot and language of Till Eulenspiegel to the formal style and moralistic didacticism of the Magelone. The study goes on to examine the history of the genre's critical evaluation from the Romantic period to the present, providing a close-up survey of the history of German literary scholarship. It also discusses four major representatives of the genre: Thüring von Ringoltingen's Melusine, the anonymous Fortunatus, Till Eulenspiegel, and Historia von D. Johann Fausten. This book will be of interest not only to students and scholars of German, but also to those interested in the social, historical, and mental transition of Germany from the late Middle Ages to the modern age.
Lichtenstein, Robert 1992 0-7734-9470-7 260 pages This English verse translation brings within the reach of the scholarly world a literary masterpiece of rare beauty. The translation offered here is based on the text of de Boor's edition of MS B (Sankt Gallen), considered by most scholars the closest to the original of the three main manuscripts.
Clarke, David 2009 0-7734-4736-9 308 pages This collection of essays by British and German scholars takes the case of post-war Germany as its focus and addresses a range of literary texts from East and West Germany, as well as from the post-unification period. The essays not only highlight the particular complexities and contradictions of the experience of place in the German case, but also offer a range of theoretical approaches to place in literature, which will find interest beyond German Studies.
Earnest, Steve 1999 0-7734-7916-3 196 pages This study deals with the establishment of Reinhardt's school, the training that took place until WWII (including the implementation of nazi officials at the institution), the program of study during the German Democratic Republic, and finally the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch". By offering a detailed account of actor training methods which existed shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the study examines the shift in emphasis from a socialist Realistic school of acting, as one of the state institutes of the GDR, to a more eclectic, broad-based approach. As witneessed in 1993, the tprofram showed the influence of Reinhardt's theories of acting as well as those of Stanislaviski and Brecht. Several of the schools' main teachers and leaders throughout its almost ninety year history are profiled, with their corresponding theoretical views included.
Van Cleve, John W. 2022 1-4955-0943-5 79 pages The Voyage of an Earth Inhabitant to Mars, by Carl Ignatius Geiger (1790), disappeared for over a century and a half. This translation with commentary by John W. Van Cleve revives this book written allegorically about the U.S. Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary period.
Keith-Smith, Brian 2000 0-7734-1354-5 684 pages Volume 3 of the Schreyer edition assembles for the first time all of the expressionist’s published essays on the theatre and includes his general moral tract Verantworthch (1922). Reactions to the repertoire and traditions of bourgeois theatre before the First World War precede accounts of the Berlin Sturm- and Hamburg Kampfbühne. His work at the Weimar Bauhaus and hopes for youth theatre in the 1920s and 1930s are recorded with post-1945 interpretations and reminiscences. Among the extensive unpublished documents are the two-volume Die Befreiung der Bühnenkunst (1916) analysing in detail the tasks of a director of theatre communities (an extension of earlier published statements), more on Schreyer’s productions, also his plans for a history of marionettes. This illustrated companion volume to his dramas includes a long introductory essay in German and is an essential research tool for scholars in 20th-centiury, expressionist theatre. In German.
Jackson, David A. 1999 0-7734-8169-9 278 pages Essays from an international symposium in Cardiff in 1997. Biographical and critical social interpretations alternate with structural and psychoanalytic readings in a stimulating way and provided new insights into the Novellen. All the essays are in German.
Janz, Denis 1982 0-88946-800-1 222 pages Provides, along with Luther's previously translated "Small Catechism" (1529; trans. Theodore Tappert), first-time translations of the Catholic Dietrich Kolde's "Fruitful Mirror of a Christian Man" (1470; trans. Robert Dewell) and the Anabaptist Balthasar Hubmaier's "Christian Catechism" (1527; trans. Denis Janz). These catechisms were meant for children and adult laypersons in late-medieval and early-Reformation Germany.
Kahn, Lisa 1994 0-7734-0019-2 140 pages This collection of poems is dedicated to the author's mother. Through these poems she expresses her grief at the loss of her mother and hopes to help the reader to come to terms with the death of a loved one, overcome the sorrow, and go on with life.
Breidbach, Olaf 2013 0-7734-4537-4 400 pages Many books have looked at early nineteenth century science through the lens of the whole of Europe. This book takes a solidly Germanic view of natural science, depicting a view of natural science. It dismantles the well-worn cliché of a speculative philosophy and an empirical natural science that began to move further and further away from each other, ultimately becoming irreconcilable. Such an interpretation of the physical-philosophical discourse into different disciplines imposes the dualistic viewpoint of our own time onto an era where erecting such categorical boundaries between knowledge areas was completely foreign. A discussion of physics in the early nineteenth century drew no distinction between itself and philosophy, which is the biggest contribution of this volume.
Mahoney, Dennis F. 2015 1-4955-0316-X 472 pages The first ever translation, into any language, of the long ignored first major literary prose work, Ahnung und Gegenwart, by Joseph von Eichendorff. This translation opens new doors of discussion about German Romanticism by exploring the issues relating to women and gender studies and the emergence of modernism.
Burns, Steven Burns 2001 0-7734-7400-5 204 pages Weininger (1880-1903) is generally considered the epitome of fin de siécle Vienna's decadence, & a huge influence on many cretinous minds of his age. Steven Burns translates his posthumous collection of essays, On Last Things, into English for the first time, arguing that it reveals much of the milieu that is of interest to history, the arts, criticism, sociology & psychology; is important to academic philosophers because Ludwig Wittgenstein read it; & has merit in its own right as bearing precocious genius & intense moral commitment.
Aylett, Robert 1995 0-7734-1342-1 217 pages Contains a general introduction to Sachs's carnival comedies together with nine plays in translation. The short situation comedies offer us brief but vivid enactments of scenes from daily life in the sixteenth century, humorously illustrating the petty foibles and weaknesses which govern us all. Yet in the few hundred lines which each occupies, he also touches on profound human truths, as well as highlighting current political and social ills. The plays will be of general interest to students of history, sociology, drama, and of the human condition in general, as well as to those who simply enjoy well-crafted comedy.
McDonald, William C. 1990 0-88946-075-2 250 pages Presents a fresh look at the German Tristan stories appearing after the Tristant of Eilhart von Oberge and the Tristan of Gottfried von Strassburg, focusing on the main representatives of the genre from 1235 to 1553. Stimulates a rethinking of the standards by which we measure the achievement of the German Tristan poets who wrote from the 13th century onward.
Van Cleve, John W. 2018 1-4955-0647-9 260 pages Along with G.E. Lessing, and the famous pair, Goethe and Schiller, Christoph Martin Wieland (1733-1813) is a member of the pantheon of German eighteenth-century writers. The plays of Wieland's youth have not appeared in English translation until now.
Van Cleve, John W. 2022 1-4955-0986-9 280 pages These two plays by F.M. Klinger were written during the "Sturm und Drang" or "Storm and Stress" German literary movement (from the 1760-s to 1780). A friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Klinger is remembered for his early tragedies, especially for Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress) of 1776, the work that gave the movement of young writers its name" (pg. iii).
Schneider, Cornelia 2011 0-7734-1531-9 252 pages Explores the social and educational experiences of children identified as having special educational needs. The study compares research carried out in Germany and France. In French.
Wolf, Karl-Robert 1994 0-7734-4050-X 312 pages During the years 1987-1993, an intensive scientific study was conducted in a brookside meadow on the southwestern edge of Osnabrück, Germany, as part of the Hörne amphibian protection and research project. The objective of this paper is to describe the development of four common toad Bufo bufo populations. The influences of various migration obstacles and predators upon migratory behavior were quantified. The objects of investigation were two railway lines, a brook, agricultural acreage, roads and a built-up area, as well as the influence of predation by rats Rattus norvegicus. The dynamics of time and distance were also studied. In German.
Grieb, Margit 2012 0-7734-2919-0 216 pages Addresses the lack of scholarship on the impact of new media on German film. It provides analysis that focuses on cinematic practices and productions and how they have been affected by a variety of technologies. The author narrows her critical focus to specific examples that illustrate very particular effects. She focuses on filmmakers who are working outside of the established mainstream Hollywood studio production system. There is also usage of Bertolt Brecht’s theories on new media and theatre to better understand how technologies impact performance art.
The book is most interested in how artists re-invent, re-define, or re-discover the form and content of the conventional medium of film and the cinema as an institution through the use of technological innovations.
Feige, Franz 1990 0-88946-790-0 516 pages Examines the history of Christianity in the area of the relationship between theology and politics, particularly as applied to the encounter of German Protestantism and National Socialism, a topic usually treated as the German church struggle. Goes beyond the narrow and limited concerns of the church struggle by both historically deepening and methodologically broadening the perspective through a combined historical and systematic approach. Feige's five-pronged typology of Protestant responses to National Socialism opens up a comparative vantage point from which to address the strengths and weaknesses of the individual responses more fully. The five types are represented by the confessional position of Karl Barth, the neo-conservative Paul Althaus, the National Socialist Emanuel Hirsch, the liberal Martin Rade, and the religious socialist Paul Tillich. The typology is a heuristic device in the sense that equal attention is given to all five types.
Wänke, Michaela 1993 0-7734-9365-4 140 pages The author draws on previous research into cognitive processes that underlie judgments of similarity. Demonstrates that the theoretical principles developed by Tversky and his colleagues in the context of similarity judgments are not restricted to this domain but hold for comparative judgments in general. Contributes to the exploration of the cognitive processes that underlie responses in survey interviews. English Preface by Norbert Schwarz. Text in German
Larkin, Edward T. 1992 0-7734-9540-1 259 pages This study expands the body of knowledge on Goethe's understanding of war by linking his particular portrayals of war to larger intellectual and aesthetic concerns, including the nature of individual development, the organization of human society, the efficacy of human activity, and the impact of transcendent forces. Based on the analytical techniques developed by Frenzel, Luthi, Ziolkowski and Daemmrich, it provides an amplification of earlier, exclusively historical analyses, through a consideration of the thematic dynamics of specific literary texts. This work delineates Goethe's philosophical position on war and illuminates the forms of its representation. It should be of interest to Goethe scholars, those engaged in motif studies, and in peace studies.
Gallagher, David 2011 0-7734-1480-0 312 pages The essays contained in this volume address topics that often overlooked in existing scholarship. The book considers a wider circle of writers of Weimar Classicism and takes into account writers affected and impacted in their lives by the classical project. This present volume includes essays on the main two proponents of Weimar Classicism: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Friedrich Schiller. Others, who lived in Weimar, or were affected by the culture of Weimar Classicism include: Georg Forster and Emilie Berlepsch, Christoph Martin Wieland, Johann Gottfried Herder, and Rudolf Steiner, and the aim is to analyse these writers from predominantly fresh perspectives, using different themes with the intention of continuing to explore and elucidate the extremely complex area of Weimar Classicism.
Behler, Ernst 1997 0-7734-8458-2 420 pages A rare scholarly resource of 20 hard-to-find essays by one of this century's greatest Germanists, William H. Rey. Prepared and presented in cooperation with Bristol German Publications, under the editorship of Professor Peter Skrine. In German.
Hollander, Jean 1993 0-7734-9282-8 116 pages Although Hofmannsthal thought that Die Frau Ohne Schatten was the greatest work on which he and Strauss had ever collaborated, the prose version fascinated him even more. He felt it had "inexhaustible significance, leading into the deepest depth." Told with Hofmannsthal's delicate eye for details of character and setting, this adult fairy tale moves with dramatic urgency to its inevitable conclusion. Since Hofmannsthal himself felt that his libretto could not do justice to the message, it is important that his preferred version is finally made available here in its entirety to an English-speaking audience.
Condray, Kathleen 2003 0-7734-6739-4 340 pages This thematic study is the only in-depth investigation into the literature of Jugend. It includes a discussion of Jugend’s particular relationship to women not found in previous scholarship and corrects some technical errors regarding editorship and focus during the Third Reich. Special focus is given to the work of two previously unknown Nazi women authors, Ziska Luise Dresler Schember, who was honored during the Third Reich for her nationalistic, heroic ballads, which were quite the opposite of what Nazi literary policy dictated for women authors, and Johanna Birnbaum, whose initially pro-Nazi serialized novel slowly subverts party tenets as the installments progress. Finally, an appendix of women writers allows other scholars to determine quickly which women published in Jugend
Bernhardt, Karl A. 1997 0-7734-8463-9 140 pages Based on the corpus of the Old High German Tatian Gospel Translations, which are shown to be independent in word order from their Latin original, this book presents an analysis of word order within the clause categories of traditional grammar. Each clause category is shown to be the domain of a discrete word order type. Patterns are identified and illustrated by examples, and in most cases may be regarded as approaching the status of rules. Exceptions are discussed, and suggested motivations for departing from word order patters established, including emphatic, rhythmic and stylistic factors.
McDonald, Edward R. 2008 0-7734-5394-6 196 pages Examines Heinrich Böll’s negative outlook toward the growth and intensification of institutionalized thinking in West Germany’s Federal Republic during the late fifties and early sixties with the extent to which Böll’s personal attitude might be reflected in the sardonic views of his artistic clown.