between the life we live and the life we feel...there is the invisible border, like a narrow gate'
Set in a boarding school in a remote area of the Habsburg Empire at the turn of the last century, ... 続きを読む
Hoffmann is among the greatest and most popular of the German Romantics. This selection, while stressing the variety of his work, puts in the foreground those tales in which the real and the supernatu ... 続きを読む
This book presents a narratological analysis of the Kaiserchronik, or chronicle of the emperors, the first verse chronicle to have been written in any European vernacular language, which provides an a ... 続きを読む
The Literature of the Arminian Controversy highlights the importance of the Arminian Controversy (1609-1619) for the understanding of the literary and intellectual culture of the Dutch Golden Age. Ta ... 続きを読む
...behind them all was New York, looking at Karl with the hundred thousand windows of its skyscrapers'
Entering New York harbour, the young immigrant Karl Rossmann sees the Statue of Liberty, 'her ... 続きを読む
When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed into some kind of monstrous vermin.'
With a bewildering blend of the everyday and the fantastical, Kafka thus beg ... 続きを読む
In ancient tales many marvels are told us ...now you may hear such marvels told!'
The greatest of the heroic epics to emerge from medieval Germany, the Nibelungenlied is a revenge saga of sweeping ... 続きを読む
'An indescribable, aching, futile longing for myself' The young Danish aristocrat Malte Laurids Brigge has been left rootless by the early death of his parents. Now living in Paris, Malte begins to r ... 続きを読む
An original translation of the famous collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda
The introduction provides an informative overview of the poems and an o ... 続きを読む