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Ein weites Feld;  Roman, Grass, Gunter
1 Grass, Gunter Ein weites Feld; Roman
Gottingen Steidl 1995 3882433663 / 9783882433661 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Some edge wear to DJ, corners slightly bumped; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; German Edition; 1.85 x 8.23 x 5.28 Inches; 781 pages; Berlin 1989, a transitional time. Two old men came along the Wall, tall and gaunt, small and squat. An unlikely strange couple: the copyboy Theo Wuttke, called Fonty and his shadow Hoftaller, the eternal informer. A panorama of German history between the German revolution of 1848 and modern day, each chronology busting episode, picture-stories of then and now. Text in German 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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Trails in No-Man's Land  Essays in Cultural and Literary History, Guthke, Karl S.
2 Guthke, Karl S. Trails in No-Man's Land Essays in Cultural and Literary History
Columbia SC Camden House 1994 1879751542 / 9781879751545 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light creasing of DJ ; Still in publisher's shrinkwrap A bright, solid book ; Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture; 1 x 9.5 x 6.5 Inches; 265 pages; The essays on German and European literature assembled in this volume view literary works in their broader cultural contexts as, for example, from the vantage point of the history of science, of political life, of patterns of taste in the arts, or as viewed in the framework of broad anthropological issues. Sometimes the most interesting viewpoint has to do with conventions of everyday life. In these essays a literary text poses a puzzling question inviting inquiry; pursuing it, Professor Guthke takes his readers on an expedition into regions of the terres inconnues of human life and thought and sensibilities.The essays include, among others: 'Poetry in an Age of Science: Albrecht von Haller and the Crisis of the Enlightenment'; 'A Delicate Balance: Lessing and the Jews'; 'The King of the Weimar Republic: Hauptmann's Role in Political Life'; 'In Search of B. Traven, Mystery Man'; 'Last Words: A Convention in Life and Letters; 'Life from the End: Last Words in Narrative Biography'; and 'Last Words in Shakespeare's Plays'. 
Price: 17.95 CDN
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