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The Myth of Power and the Self

Essays on Franz Kafka

Walter H. Sokel

The Myth of Power and the Self brings together Walter Sokel's most significant essays on Kafka written over a period of thirty-one years, 1966-1997.

Published: February 2002
ISBN: 9780814326084

Peripheral Visions

The Hidden Stages of Weimar Cinema

Edited by Kenneth S. Calhoon

An insightful overview of an important era in cinema.

Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814329283

The Transformation of German Jewry, 1780-1840

David Sorkin

This study analyzes the transformation of German Jewry in the period from 1780-1840.

Published: August 1999
ISBN: 9780814328286

Walter Benjamin

An Intellectual Biography

Bernd Witte
Translated by James Rolleston

This book provides readers with the opportunity to survey the facts surrounding Benjamin's life and assess the interpretations of his texts.

Published: June 1997
ISBN: 9780814320181

German Cinema

Texts in Context

Marc Silberman

German Cinema is the first English-language volume to provide a comprehensive historical overview of German film from the silent era to the present, as well as close readings of individual films.

Published: November 1995
ISBN: 9780814325605

Life is Like a Chicken Coop Ladder

A Study of German National Character through Folklore

Alan Dundes

A work of major importance that demonstrates the value of folklore for understanding national character.

Published: June 1989
ISBN: 9780814320389

The Origins of the Modern Jew

Jewish Identity and European Culture in Germany, 1749-1824

By Michael A. Meyer

An excellent overview of the intellectual history of important figures in German Jewry.

Published: April 1972
ISBN: 9780814314708
Published: April 1972
ISBN: 9780814337547