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Der Band bietet die vollständige Ausgabe von Lessings Schriften, wie sie Friedrich Schlegel 1804 und 1810 publiziert hat, samt einer kritischen Einführung. Zum ersten Mal seit den kleinen Originalauflagen wird Schlegels Lessing-Edition überhaupt wieder zugängig. Auf sie beziehen sich einige von Schlegels meistkommentierten kritischen Texten, die erst jetzt in ihrer ganzen Tragweite erschließbar werden. Die Edition, bezeichnenderweise eines der wenigen Projekte, die Schlegel abschloss, bildet den missing link zwischen dem frühen und späten Schlegel und verdeutlicht die Kontinuitäten seines Entwicklungsganges. Sie ist auch von zentralem Interesse für die Erforschung der Lessing-Rezeption, die Editionsgeschichte und das Verständnis romantischer Philologie sowie für eine allgemeine Ideengeschichte der Radikalisierung und Umdeutung der Aufklärung seit 1800. Den vielfältigen Weisen ihrer untergründigen Nachwirkungen nachzugehen bietet dieser Band den unentbehrlichen Ausgangspunkt.
Si les contes de Perrault suscitent un nombre incalculable d’analyses et de commentaires depuis leur parution, le vêtement y reçoit relativement peu d’attention. Or, des robes de Peau d’Âne, utilisées pour exercer une pression incestueuse, aux têtes couronnées puis décapitées des petites ogresses dans Le Petit Poucet révélant une critique politique acerbe, le thème vestimentaire est loin d'y être anodin. Sans être le dernier travail littéraire de Perrault, le recueil de contes constitue cependant son ouvrage-testament dans lequel l'auteur livre ses messages les plus subversifs et ses constats les plus amers sur les maux de son temps. À travers le vêtement, l'académicien dénonce l’immoralité des possesseurs de pouvoir, le sadisme masculin, les impostures bourgeoises, la cupidité des élites et jusqu'au système politique de son temps.

While Perrault's tales have sparked countless analyses and commentaries since their publication, clothing has received relatively little attention therein. Yet, from the dresses of Donkeyskin, used to exert incestuous pressure, to the crowned and decapitated heads of the little ogres in "Hop-o'-My-Thumb," revealing a sharp political critique, the theme of clothing is far from inconsequential. While not Perrault's final literary work, the collection of tales nevertheless serves as his magnum opus, in which the author delivers his most subversive messages and bitter observations about the ills of his time. Through clothing, the academician denounces the immorality of those in power, male sadism, bourgeois deceptions, the greed of the elite, and even the political system of his era.
Essays on Bajazet and Mithridate
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In Bajazet and Mithridate Racine depicts the tragedies of characters who either wield tyrannic power or are subjected to tyranny. This international collection of essays deploys cutting-edge research to illuminate the plays and their contexts.

The contributors to this volume examine Racine’s stagecraft, his exploration of space, sound and silence, his language, and the psychology of those who exercise power or who attempt to maintain their freedom in the face of oppression. The reception and reworking of his plays by contemporaries and subsequent generations round off this wide-ranging study.
The bestselling, contemporary Swiss author Christian Kracht is as widely celebrated as he is a source of controversy. This introduction to his work suggests locating his writings in discourses that range beyond the labels that have been traditionally assigned to them, namely “postmodernism,” camp,” and “Popliteratur.” Instead, this volume considers Kracht’s work through the lenses of “authorship,” “irony,” and “globalism.” This volume argues that there is no fixed or uniform author represented in Kracht’s corpus, explores the ironic strategies involved in Kracht’s various authorial representations, and engages the cultural exchange inherent in Kracht’s work.
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On account of Conrad’s tragic and fascinating life before he became a writer, critics have usually offered a historical account of his early Polish years. Less attention has been paid to the cultural and literary background of that period and its subsequent influence. In fact, initially that influence was largely ignored. My aim has been not only to rectify that deficiency but to broaden the scope of the issue. In addition to dealing with his Polish background, the book also relates Conrad’s writing to other European literary traditions, notably French and Russian. Exploring the extraordinary geographical and historical range of Conrad’s fictional world, the book examines the rhetorical and narrative strategies employed in its vividly dramatic as well as psychologically insightful depictions.