German Quickly

A Grammar for Reading German

Author: April Wilson

Publisher: Peter Lang


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

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German Quickly: A Grammar for Reading German is a thorough, straightforward textbook with a sense of fun. It teaches the fundamentals for reading German literary and scholarly texts of all levels of difficulty. It can be used as an introductory text for scholars with no background in German, or it can serve as a reference text for students wishing to review German. The grammar explanations are detailed and clear, addressing common problems students encounter while learning to read German. This book includes thought-provoking and entertaining reading selections consisting mainly of aphorisms and proverbs. There are also twelve appendices, including a summary of German grammar, descriptions of German dictionaries, a partial answer key, strategies for learning German, and a humanities vocabulary section of about 3,800 words.

German Literature in a New Century

Trends, Traditions, Transitions, Transformations

Author: Katharina Gerstenberger

Publisher: Berghahn Books


Category: History

Page: 272

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While the first decade after the fall of the Berlin wall was marked by the challenges of unification and the often difficult process of reconciling East and West German experiences, many Germans expected that the "new century" would achieve "normalization." The essays in this volume take a closer look at Germany's new normalcy and argue for a more nuanced picture that considers the ruptures as well as the continuities. Germany's new generation of writers is more diverse than ever before, and their texts often not only speak of a Germany that is multicultural but also take a more playful attitude toward notions of identity. Written with an eye toward similar and dissimilar developments and traditions on both sides of the Atlantic, this volume balances overviews of significant trends in present-day cultural life with illustrative analyses of individual writers and texts.

German Question/Jewish Question

Revolutionary Antisemitism in Germany from Kant to Wagner

Author: Paul Lawrence Rose

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: History

Page: 416

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In this compelling narrative of antisemitism in German thought, Paul Rose proposes a fresh view of the topic. Beginning with an examination of the attitudes of Martin Luther, he challenges distinctions between theologically derived (medieval) and secular, "racial" (modern) antisemitism, arguing that there is an unbroken chain of antisemitic feeling between the two periods. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Unlocking the Prehistory of America

Author: Frank Joseph

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 296

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This volume, with more than twenty-four noted contributors, offers possible evidence of ancient immigrants, lost technologies, and places of power in ancient America long before the voyages of Christopher Columbus. While digging out basements near Los Angeles, homeowners unearth a 3,000-year-old Phoenician altar. A treasure-hunter in Ohio finds more than he expected when his metal detector locates an eastern Mediterranean pendant from 1000 BCE. Two caches of coins minted in Imperial Rome surface along the Ohio River. These are just a few of the examples that illustrate theories that there were foreign influences shaping the prehistory of the Americas.