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All titles in "Literature, Art, Music"
Even in her youth, painter Angelica Kauffmann – born 1741 – was celebrated as an extraordinary talent. Her portraits of Winckelmann and Goethe attracted international attention, and her ... More about this title
From Sartre, Camus, Céline and the poets-cum-diplomats Perse and Malraux to the postmodernist philosophers, from Lévi-Strauss, Foucault and Barthes to the opposing factions in the "black book" ... More about this title
This book deals with Canetti's SKETCHES and his anthropological masterpiece, CROWDS AND POWER. The author takes multiple approaches to the entire range of Canetti's thinking, bridging disciplines ... More about this title
On the visual aspects of literature
According to Goethe, you only see what you know, while Novalis thought of seeing as a poetic process in which memory and intuition coincide with how we view the world. Nowadays it is scientists ... More about this title
"I was twenty when I first left the train at the Stazione Termini, on a chilly spring morning, exhausted but full of expectation." Four years later, the narrator returns to Rome but this time ... More about this title
A Semantic History
The self-image of the West and Europe's sense of identity derive from the field of tension between two poles: Jerusalem versus Athens, Israel versus Hellas, the revelations of Judeo-Christian ... More about this title
The Magic Flute is Mozart's most popular opera – although it is often unclear to us. What is that country that three boys float over, while a cunning serpent gets up to mischief down below near ... More about this title
Variations on an Old Issue
"In this century, anybody who lives to be fifty has a good chance of encountering, at least three times, announcements of the imminent demise of literature." So begins this book whose aim, ... More about this title
A Life in Germany 1929-2003
Reinhart Baumgart, "one of the pillars of literary life in this country" (Die Welt), recounts the story of his life: moving, ironic and always full of vivid images of meetings with remarkable men ... More about this title
A Literary Journey
From Romeo and Juliet to Lolita, from Werther to Tristand und Isolde, from Liasons Dangereuses to Wahlverwandtschaften – Reinhard Baumgart has searched world literature for those key passages ... More about this title
Martin Roda Becher
His grandfathers had little time for each other. Alexander Roda Roda, the sharp-tongued man of letters, and Richard Becher, the business lawyer met only for an occasional game of chess in a New ... More about this title
When Hans Bender looks up from his writing-desk, his gaze falls upon the trees in his garden, reminding him that there is a world beyond his literary profession. For decades Bender has observed ... More about this title
The new book by Israeli writer Elazar Benyoetz is the sum total of his poetic thinking and gives impressive evidence of his sensitive approach to language. Benyoetz's aphorisms and word-plays ... More about this title
On November 20, 1907, 31 year-old Paula Modersohn-Becker, who has just given birth to a daughter, dies in Worpswede near Bremen. In less than ten years, she has created a huge body of work, in ... More about this title
The Life and Times of Li Qingzhao, Chinas Greatest Poetess
The extraordinary life story of Li Qingzhao and a panorama of Chinese culture, politics and religion: we hear about educated women teaching their daughters and sons, men seeking and appreciating ... More about this title
In Hans Blumenberg's posthumous work, Fontane's tracks are everywhere, whether the author is discussing social advancement or the perceptions of the hiker in the Mark Brandenburg, the expressive ... More about this title
A Book of Dreams
Belgrade, mon amour: images, encounters, messages by the architect, writer and former mayor of Serbia's capital.
Bogdan Bogdanovic, the illustrious Serbian architect, writer and former ... More about this title
Otto A. Böhmer
This encyclopaedia opens an entertaining back entrance to German literature and is, at the same time, an easy-to-read textbook with lots of interesting and unusal information.
How to ... More about this title
Karl Heinz Bohrer
On the problem of Literary and Philosophical Nihilism
Alongside the important positivistic philosophies of the early 19th century, the representation of a negative experience of time became a dominant literary topic, as the great writers of the age ... More about this title
Karl Heinz Bohrer
Manifestation, pathos, lamentation
2500 years ago, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides created the theatrical language of Tragedy as a means of describing the conflicts of their time. It is a language that to this day has not lost ... More about this title