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The Promised Land?
The Promised Land? (February 2001)
Feminist Writing in the German Democratic Republic
Lorna Martens - Author

Analyzes East German feminism for an American audience through an exploration of their women writers.

From the 1960s on, women writers in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), including Christa Wolf, Irmtraud Morgner, Sarah Kirsch, Brigitte Reimann, Charlotte Worgitzky, Lia Pirskawetz, and Maya Wiens, produced a large, interesting body of writing on women's issues. The Promised Land? is the first book to interroga...(Read More)
 
 
On the Study of Greek Poetry
On the Study of Greek Poetry (January 2001)
Friedrich Schlegel - Author
Stuart Barnett - Editor, translator and introduction by

Available for the first time in English, this study offers insights into the genesis of German Romanticism.

While ostensibly an examination of classical Greek poetry, Friedrich Schlegel's On the Study of Greek Poetry is a signal document in the development of German Romantic aesthetics. In it, Schlegel outlines the development of classical and post-classical cultures, showing clearly that an entirely new mode of c...(Read More)
 
 
La Valse and Foreign
La Valse and Foreign (September 2000)
Elisabeth Reichart - Author
Linda C. DeMeritt - Translator

Ten short stories and a dramatic monologue by one of contemporary Austria's most important and provocative writers.

Elisabeth Reichart is one of the most important and provocative writers to emerge from postwar Austria. This book includes a translation of La Valse, a collection of short stories in which Reichart directs her critical gaze at the hidden power struggles and unacknowledged hierarchies that dehumanize interpersonal r...(Read More)
 
 
Facing Fascism and Confronting the Past
Facing Fascism and Confronting the Past (June 2000)
German Women Writers from Weimar to the Present
Elke P. Frederiksen - Editor
Martha Kaarsberg Wallach - Editor

Examines German women's literary and cultural representations of the Nazi era.

Spanning almost the entire twentieth century, from the 1920s to the 1990s, this book gives voice to both Jewish and non-Jewish women writers from German-speaking countries who were silenced during the Nazi years. Discussions on gender, patriarchy, and fascism are brought to bear on the works of Nelly Sachs, Anna Seghers, Elisabeth Langgass...(Read More)
 
 
Valentin Weigel (1533-1588)
Valentin Weigel (1533-1588) (November 1999)
German Religious Dissenter, Speculative Theorist, and Advocate of Tolerance
Andrew Weeks - Author

This first English-language consideration of Valentin Weigel, an important but neglected figure in German intellectual history, examines his life and his writings on tolerance.

This is the first book-length treatment in English of a central but neglected figure in German intellectual history, Valentin Weigel (1533-1588). Like his great contemporary Michel de Montaigne, Weigel anticipated the advent of a tolerant culture of i...(Read More)
 
 
Adorno's Nietzschean Narratives
Adorno's Nietzschean Narratives (September 1999)
Critiques of Ideology, Readings of Wagner
Karin Bauer - Author

Investigates the intellectual affinities of Adorno and Nietzsche, culminating in a discussion of their readings of Wagner, who serves as a medium and supplement for their critiques of modern culture.

This is the first book to provide a broad and comparative analysis of the relationship of these two influential thinkers to one another. Defying conventional appropriations of Nietzsche's and Adorno's thought, Bauer establishes crucial lin...(Read More)
 
 
Goethe's Way of Science
Goethe's Way of Science (April 1998)
A Phenomenology of Nature
David Seamon - Editor
Arthur Zajonc - Editor

Examines Goethe's neglected but sizable body of scientific work, considers the philosophical foundations of his approach, and applies his method to the real world of nature.

Though best known for his superlative poetry and plays, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) also produced a sizable body of scientific work that focused on such diverse topics as plants, color, clouds, weather, and geology. Goethe's way of science...(Read More)
 
 
For a Philosophy of Freedom and Strife
For a Philosophy of Freedom and Strife (December 1997)
Politics, Aesthetics, Metaphysics
Günter Figal - Author
Wayne Klein - Translator

This first book-length work of the prominent German philosopher Gunter Figal to appear in English offers a radical defense of metaphysical philosophy in the era of postmodern thought.

"This book will take its rightful place as a leading contribution to the burgeoning resurgence of interest in political philosophy from a continental perspective. The author operates out of an hermeneutic perspective on political philosophy...(Read More)
 
 
Tragedy and Comedy
Tragedy and Comedy (November 1997)
A Systematic Study and a Critique of Hegel
Mark William Roche - Author

The first evaluation and critique of Hegel's theory of tragedy and comedy, this book also develops an original theory of both genres.

In the first evaluation and critique of Hegel's theory of tragedy and comedy in any language, Mark William Roche points out the strengths and weaknesses of Hegel's positions while developing an original theory of both genres. Along with its theoretical discussions, the book weaves together...(Read More)
 
 
Nietzsche and the Promise of Philosophy
Nietzsche and the Promise of Philosophy (September 1997)
Wayne Klein - Author

Examines the role of language in Nietzsche's thought, including the relationship between style and subjectivity, the semiological underpinnings of his theory of tragedy, his naturalism, and his theory of language and rhetoric.

This book questions the consensus about the meaning and importance of Nietzsche's philosophy that has developed in the United States and Britain during the last thirty years and reestablishes close reading as the...(Read More)
 
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