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Heiner Müller's democratic theater : the politics of making the audience work
Wood, Michael, 1986- author
Rochester, New York, USA : Camden House, 2017
Producing the New Public: Der Lohndrücker, 1956-60 -- Process and the Public Forum: Der Horatier, 1968-73 -- Treating Woodworm: Wolokolamsker Chaussee IV: Kentauren, 1986 -- "SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN THIS AGE OF HOPE": Der Lohndrücker at the Deutsches Theater, 1988-91.

The East German playwright Heiner Müller (1929-1995) is one of the most influential European dramatists and theater directors since Brecht. While critical literature on Müller often discusses the politics of his works, analysis tends to stop at the level of the text, neglecting the theatrical events that emerge from it and the audiences for which it was written and performed. Situating his study within Müller's interests in democracy and audience activity, Michael Wood addresses these gaps in scholarship, making an original contribution to the understanding of Müller's work as playwright and director. In 1985, Müller spoke of the importance of a "democratic" theater: one that confronts theatergoers with densely contradictory material that they must interpret for themselves, reflecting the complexity of material reality and encouraging them to question their participation in political life. Wood's study shows that Müller sought to do this in his combined 1988 production of Der Lohndrücker, Der Horatier, and Wolokolamsker Chaussee IV: Kentauren, staged at a time when questions of democracy were at the forefront of East German consciousness. It also demonstrates that from the beginning of his career Müller tried to make theater that would create a form of democracy both within and outside the theater.--Publisher's description.
Baker Berry PT2673.U29 Z97 2017

A skeleton plays violin : the early, unpublished and last works of Georg Trakl
Trakl, Georg, 1887-1914, author
London : Seagull Books, 2017
Baker Berry PT2642.R22 S54 2017

Landläufiger Tod : Roman
Roth, Gerhard, 1942 June 24- author
Frankfurt am Main : S. Fischer, [2017]
Baker Berry PT2678.O796 L34 2017

Gesammelte Werke
Rühm, Gerhard
Berlin : Parthas, 2005-2006
1. Gedichte / herausgegeben von Michael Fisch (2 v. ) -- 2.1. Visuelle Poesie / herausgegeben von Monika Lichtenfeld -- 2.2. Visuelle Musik / herausgegeben von Monika Lichtenfeld -- 3.1. Auditive poesie / herausgegeben von Monika Lichternfeld -- 3.2. Radiophone poesie / herausgegeben von Paul Pechmann -- 5. Theaterstücke / herausgegeben von Michael Fisch und Monika Lichtenfeld.
Baker Berry PT2678.U36 A1 2005

The burrow : posthumously published short fiction
Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924, author
[London], UK : Penguin Classics, 2017
In the city (March 1911) -- The village schoolmaster (December 1914-January 1915) -- A young and ambitious student (January 1915) -- Blumfeld, an elderly bachelor (February-March 1915) -- The bridge (December 1916) -- Eexts on the Hunter Gracchus theme (December 1916 and April 1917) -- Yesterday there came to me a swoon (February 1917) -- I really should have... (February 1917) -- Building the Great Wall of China (March 1917) -- It was one summer... (March 1917) -- My business (March 1917) -- A cross-breed (April 1917) -- K. was a great juggler (August 1917) -- New lamps (August 1917) -- An everyday confusion (October 1917) -- The truth about Sancho Panza (October 1917) -- The silence of sirens (October 1917) -- A society of scoundrels (October 1917) -- Visiting the dead (August 1920) -- Night (August 1920) -- Our little town (August 1920) -- On the matter of our laws (August 1920) -- The troop levy (August 1920) -- Poseidon (September 1920) -- Friendship (September 1920) -- Our city coat of arms (September 1920) -- The helmsman (September 1920) -- The test (September 1920) -- The vulture (October 1920) -- Little fable (October 1920) -- The spinning top (December 1920) -- The departure (February 1922) -- The advoctes (Spring 1922) -- In our synagogue (1920-22) -- Once upon a time there was a game (June 1922) -- Investigations of a dog (Summer 1922, October 1922) -- The married couple (October 1922) -- A commentary (November-December 1922) -- On parables (December 1922) -- Homecome (December 19223-January 1924) -- The burrow (Winter 1923-4).
Baker Berry PT2621.A26 A2 2017b

Hilde Domin : dichtungstheoretische Reflexion und künstlerische Verwirklichung
Hammers, Irmgard, author
Köln : Böhlau Verlag, 2017
Baker Berry PT2664.O53 Z617 2017

Bei Coco Chanel : Jackie, Marlene, Strawinsky : 2 Akte für 6 Spieler
Hochhuth, Rolf, author
Reinbek : Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag, 2017
Baker Berry PT2668.O3 B38 2017

Eichmann's executioner : a novel
Dehe, Astrid, author
New York : The New Press, 2017
"A gripping and beautifully imagined work of literary fiction that explores history, memory, and the traumatic legacy of the Holocaust, in the English-language debut of a highly acclaimed German writing duo In May 1962, twenty-two men gathered in Jerusalem to decide by lot who would be Eichmann's executioner. These men had guarded the former Nazi SS lieutenant colonel during his imprisonment and trial, and in the absence of trained executioners in Israel it would fall to one of them to end Eichmann's life. Shalom Nagar, the only one among them who had asked not to participate, drew the short straw. In a novel that picks up decades later, Nagar is living on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, haunted by his memory of Eichmann. He remembers watching him day and night, the way he eats, the way he lies in bed, the sound of the cord tensing around Eichmann's neck. But as he tells and re-tells his story to anyone who will listen, he begins to doubt himself, and when one of his friends, Moshe, reveals his own link to Eichmann, Nagar is forced to reconsider everything he has ever believed about his past. In the postwar tradition of trauma literature including Gunter Grass's The Tin Drum and Bernhard Schlink's The Reader, the highly acclaimed writing team Astrid Dehe and Achim Engstler raise provocative and universal questions of how we represent the past, whether we should, and how these representations impinge upon the present"--
Baker Berry PT2704.E37 N3413 2017

Transnationalism and German-language literature in the twenty-first century
Taberner, Stuart, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
This book examines how German-language authors have intervened in contemporary debates on the obligation to extend hospitality to asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants; the terrorist threat post-9/11; globalisation and neo-liberalism; the opportunities and anxieties of intensified mobility across borders; and whether transnationalism necessarily implies the end of the nation state and the dawn of a new cosmopolitanism. The book proceeds through a series of close readings of key texts of the last twenty years, with an emphasis on the most recent works. Authors include Terézia Mora, Richard Wagner, Olga Grjasnowa, Marlene Streeruwitz, Vladimir Vertlib, Navid Kermani, Felicitas Hoppe, Daniel Kehlmann, Ilija Trojanow, Christian Kracht, and Christa Wolf, representing the diversity of contemporary German-language writing. Through a careful process of juxtaposition and differentiation, the individual chapters demonstrate that writers of both minority and nonminority backgrounds address transnationalism in ways that certainly vary but which also often overlap in surprising ways.
Baker Berry PT415 .T33 2017

Die conditio absurda in der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur : eine Konkretisierung von Albert Camus' philosophischen Reflexionen am Beispiel der Romane von Uwe Timm, Wolfgang Hilbig und Charlotte Roche
Kellner, Ulrike, author
Würzburg : Königshausen & Neumann, [2016]
Baker Berry PT405 .K41 2016

Fremd wie das Licht in den Träumen der Menschen
Beyse, Jochen, 1949- author
Zürich : Diaphanes, 2017
Baker Berry PT2662.E944 F73 2017

Duo-Kreationen : Thomas Kling und Frank Köllges, gemeinsam und mit anderen
herausgegeben von Enno Stahl ; mit Beiträgen von Hans Jürgen Balmes and 13 others und Fotos von Ute Langanky und Lothar Fietzek ; herausgegeben von Enno Stahl
Düsseldorf : Edition Virgines, [2016]
Baker Berry PT2671.L526 Z64 2016

Verlobung auf dem Seil : vom Heiraten und sonstigen Schwierigkeiten
Kästner, Erich, 1899-1974, author
Zürich : Atrium Verlag, [2017]
Baker Berry PT2621.A23 V47 2017

Chronik/Gefühle : sieben Beiträge zu Alexander Kluge : mit drei Geschichten von Alexander Kluge und einer Antwort von Wilhelm Voßkamp
herausgegeben von Jürgen Fohrmann
Bielefeld : Aisthesis Verlag, 2017
Baker Berry PT2671.L84 Z57 2017

Die Erziehung des Mannes : Roman
Kumpfmüller, Michael, author
Köln : Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2016
Baker Berry PT2671.U454 E79 2016

Powers of darkness : the lost version of Dracula
Valdimar Ásmundarson, 1852-1902, author
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2017
Foreword / by Dacre Stoker -- Introduction / by Hans C. de Roos -- A room with a view: the floor plans of Castle Dracula -- Powers of darkness -- Afterword / by John Edgar Browning.

In 1901, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Ásmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker's world-famous 1897 novel Dracula. Called Makt Myrkranna (literally, "Powers of Darkness"), this Icelandic edition included an original preface written by Stoker himself. Makt Myrkranna was published in Iceland in 1901 but remained undiscovered outside of the country until 1986, when Dracula scholarship was astonished by the discovery of Stoker's preface to the book. However, no one looked beyond the preface and deeper into Ásmundsson's story. In 2014, literary researcher Hans de Roos dove into the full text of Makt Myrkranna, only to discover that Ásmundsson hadn't merely translated Dracula but had penned an entirely new version of the story, with all new characters and a totally re-worked plot. The resulting narrative is one that is shorter, punchier, more erotic, and perhaps even more suspenseful than Stoker's Dracula. Incredibly, Makt Myrkranna has never been translated or even read outside of Iceland until now.
Baker Berry PT7511.V35 M3513 2017

Venter, Eben, author
Brunswick, Vic. Scribe Publications, 2016
One rainy night in Australia, Marlouw's sister phones with the request that he fetch her son 'from that bloody country'. And Marlouw, with his club foot and hardened spirit, believes it is his fate to carry out this instruction. Drenched in sweat after an ominous flight, his exodus takes him through a South Africa where poverty is rife, infrastructure has collapsed, AIDS has become widespread, and corruption reigns. He is told: 'the whites who've stayed on, stay because they're not able to leave'. Yet still he journeys deeper into the unknown -- past the suffering masses alongside the road to the outer darkness of the rural areas. There are rumours that Koert is on the old family farm, now in the possession of the family's former workers. That there, guarded and isolated, he has built himself a powerful empire as the King of Meat. Ouplaas now nominally belongs to the black families who once provided its staff, but is effectively 'ruled' by the ominous, unseen Koert, who, it becomes clear, is the 'trencherman' of the title. (The term refers to someone with a large appetite, but also to a parasitic creature.) Here, on Ouplaas, at the end of Marlouw's terrible journey, the heart of terror is cut open ...
Baker Berry PT6592.32.E465 H6713 2016

Scandinavian crime fiction
Stougaard-Nielsen, Jakob, author
London, UK ; Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
Introduction -- Scandinavian Crime Fiction and the Welfare State -- Welfare Crime: Sjöwall and Wahlöö's Novel of a Crime -- The Hardboiled Social Worker: Gunnar Staalesen's Varg Veum -- Crime Fiction in an Age of Crisis: Henning Mankell's Faceless Killers and Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- Landscape and Memory in the Criminal Periphery -- Criminal Peripheries: Peter Høeg's Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow and Kerstin Ekman's Blackwater -- Investigating the Family in the Welfare State -- Conclusion.

"With its bleak urban environments, psychologically compelling heroes and socially engaged plots, Scandinavian crime writing has captured the imaginations of a global audience in the 21st century. Exploring the genre's key themes, international impact and socio-political contexts, Scandinavian Crime Fiction guides readers through such key texts as Steig Larsson's Millennium trilogy, Henning Mankell's Wallander books and TV series such as The Killing. Including guides to further reading and online resources to help readers explore the genre for themselves, this book is essential for readers, viewers and fans of contemporary crime writing. "--
Baker Berry PT7083.5.D48 S76 2017

You should have left : a novel
Kehlmann, Daniel, 1975- author
New York : Pantheon Books, [2017]
"From the internationally best-selling author of Measuring the World and F, an eerie and supernatural tale of a writer's emotional collapse. "It is fitting that I'm beginning a new notebook up here. New surroundings and new ideas, a new beginning. Fresh air." These are the opening lines of the journal kept by the narrator of Daniel Kehlmann's spellbinding new novel: the record of the seven days that he, his wife, and his four-year-old daughter spend in a house they have rented in the mountains of Germany--a house that thwarts the expectations of his recollection and seems to defy the very laws of physics. The narrator is eager to finish a screenplay, entitled Marriage, for a sequel to the movie that launched his career, but something he cannot explain is undermining his convictions and confidence, a process he is recording in this account of the uncanny events that unfold as he tries to understand what, exactly, is happening around him--and in himself"--
Baker Berry PT2671.E32 D813 2017

The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old
Groen, Hendrik, author
[London] : Penguin Books, 2017
Hendrik Groen is 83 years old and he has decided that it is time to make something of his life. He may be rich in years, but he refuses to give in to all the trappings of old age just yet. Hendrik's hilarious and touching diary documents his life as an OAP living in a care home. When he recruits some similarly young-at-heart friends to join his 'Old But Not Dead Club', Hendrik proves that love can blossom, rules can be broken and fun is within reach, even at their age. So begins a charming, poignant and moving novel that reminds us not to underestimate the oldest amongst us.
Baker Berry PT5882.17.R64 P6413 2017

My papa and the maid of Orléans : and other grotesques
Mynona, 1871-1946, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Wakefield Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PT2611.R657 A2 2017

Von den Kriegen
Surminski, Arno, 1934- author
München : LangenMüller, [2016]
Baker Berry PT2681.U7 V65 2016

Kafka's indictment of modern law
Litowitz, Douglas E., author
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2017]
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: An Outline of the Project -- Part I: Exegesis -- 1. Kafka's Life in the Law -- 2. Isolating the Relevant Texts -- 3. Narrative Summaries -- 4. Kafka's Target -- Modern Law -- Part II: Interpretation -- 5. Modern Law Has Come Unmoored from Its Normative Grounding -- 6. Modern Law is Inherently Dystopian -- 7. Modern Law Inverts Punishment So That It Predates the Crime -- 8. Modern Law Fails to Accept the Ambiguity of Texts -- 9. Modern law Is Comic and Carnivalesque -- Conclusion: Was Kafka Correct about Modern Law? -- Notes -- Index.

"The legal system is often denounced as "Kafkaesque"--but what does this really mean? This is the question Douglas E. Litowitz tackles in his critical reading of Franz Kafka's writings about the law. Going far beyond Kafka's most familiar works--such as The Trial--Litowitz assembles a broad array of works that he refers to as "Kafka's legal fiction"--consisting of published and unpublished works that deal squarely with the law, as well as those that touch upon it indirectly, as in political, administrative, and quasi-judicial procedures. Cataloguing, explaining, and critiquing this body of work, Litowitz brings to bear all those aspects of Kafka's life that were connected to law--his legal education, his career as a lawyer, his drawings, and his personal interactions with the legal system. A close study of Kafka's legal writings reveals that Kafka held a consistent position about modern legal systems, characterized by a crippling nihilism. Modern legal systems, in Kafka's view, consistently fail to make good on their stated pretensions--in fact often accomplish the opposite of what they promise. This indictment, as Litowitz demonstrates, is not confined to the legal system of Kafka's day, but applies just as surely to our own. A short, clear, comprehensive introduction to Kafka's legal writings and thought, Kafka's Indictment of Modern Law is not uncritical. Even as he clarifies Kafka's experience of and ideas about the law, Litowitz offers an informed perspective on the limitations of these views. His book affords rare insight into a key aspect of Kafka's work, and into the connection between the writing, the writer, and the legal world."--
Baker Berry PT2621.A26 Z769174 2017

In letzter Zeit : ein Gespräch im Herbst
Grass, Günter, 1927-2015, author,
Göttingen : Steidl, 2017
Baker Berry PT2613.R338 Z46 2017

"Für alle reicht es nicht" : Texte zum Kapitalismus
Müller, Heiner, 1929-1995, author
Berlin : Suhrkamp, 2017
Baker Berry PT2673.U29 A6 2017

Betreff : Einladung zu einer Kreuzfahrt
Kirchhoff, Bodo, 1948- author
Frankfurt am Main : Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt, [2017]
Baker Berry PT2671.I69 B48 2017

Wie eine Feder übern Himmel : Gedichte
Kelter, Jochen, 1946- author
Frankfurt : Weissbooks.w, [2017]
Himmelfahrt -- Auf dem Grund der Zeit -- Fontainebleau -- Vom Antlitz der Welt -- Normandie -- Eiserne Zeit -- Wienzelle -- Meteorologie -- Nach der Natur -- De vielle manière -- Nächtliche Terrasse -- Bis zum Herbst -- Erinnerung -- Postkarte -- Sommer einundvierzig -- So fern so nah -- Nach Piräus -- Ägina -- Philosophenturm -- Östlich von Salvador de Bahia -- Juni vierundvierzig -- Sagt der Engel -- Beffroi de Lille -- Saint Lambert -- Dezembertag -- Vaterland -- Die Himmel im Winter -- Die Möwen zerfallen im Flug -- Der Mensch ist frei nur wo er die Macht hat sich alleine gegenüberzutreten -- Geduldige Sehschärfe -- Arabia felix -- Beschleunigter Lebenslauf -- Säntis und See -- Hafen mit alten Vulkanen -- Im Windschatten -- Vieille Amie -- Who is he? -- Im falschen Leben das richtige -- Demut -- In den Lüften liegen -- Reale Ratschläge -- Reichtum ist ein scheues Reh -- Bewegtes Stillleben mit Avenue -- Geträumter Schweif -- Von der gerechten Sache -- San Giovanni di Pré -- Porta soprana -- Al sud del mio cuore -- Die Briefe von damals -- Entschuldigung -- 20. Juli Gaza -- Die Ebene der Tonkrüge -- Wie ich gekommen bin -- Trostgesättigt -- August friert Seelen ein -- Dies ist ein Gedicht -- Die vor mir waren -- Palmenhaus -- Gladio -- Sogar Hoffnung -- Alice -- Auskunft über das Einfache Leben -- Wie eine Feder übern Himmel -- Santiago Matamoros -- Palermitanische Nacht -- Zisa -- Normannenspuk -- Was für ein Land -- Karger Abschied Paris -- Zuruf.
Baker Berry PT2671.E424 W54 2017

Club der Unentwegten : Roman
Schneider, Peter, 1940- author
Köln : Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2017
Baker Berry PT2680.N37 C58 2017

Die "engagierte Literatur" und die Religion : politische Autorschaft im literarischen Feld zwischen 1945 und 1990
Sieg, Christian, author
Boston : Walter de Gruyter, [2017]
Baker Berry PT405 .S535 2017

Lichter als der Tag : Roman
Bonné, Mirko, 1965- author
Frankfurt am Main : Schöffling & Co., 2017
Baker Berry PT2662.O654 L43 2017

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