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Poems Written Abroad: The Lilly Library Manuscript

Christoph Irmscher

Poems Written Abroad is the first publication of the earliest collection of poetry by the famous poet, novelist, literary critic, translator, and radical, Sir Stephen Spender (1909-1995). Spender wrote and compiled this manuscript in 1927. This facsimile edition, authorized by the Spender estate, faithfully reproduces the features of the original manuscript, including an ink drawing by Spender and little-known photographs of the poet.

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The New Discontent: Antisemitism in Germany Today

Günther Jikeli

On European streets Jews were accosted, attacked, or even killed. In Germany, too, such troubling incidents have been increasing for years. What has so perceptibly strengthened this hate and antipathy toward Jews in Germany? In this volume, twelve experts and activists investigate the causes of the resurgence of anti-Semitism. A book with terrifying findings, but also examples of resolute civil society resistance.

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Sense Knowledge and the Challenge of Italian Renaissance Art: El Greco, Velázquez, Rembrandt

Giles Knox

Giles Knox examines how El Greco, Velaìzquez, and Rembrandt, though a disparate group of artists, were connected by a new self-consciousness with respect to artistic tradition. In particular, Knox considers the relationship of these artists to the art of Renaissance Italy and sets aside nationalist art histories in order to see the period as one of fruitful exchange.

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