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  1. Singer's Typewriter and Mine
    A cultural critic of extraordinary erudition, encyclopedic knowledge, and boundless curiosity, Ilan Stavans, an Ashkenazic Jew who grew up in Mexico, negotiates wildly varied topics as effortlessly and deftly as he manages the... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2012
    Paperback | £19.99
  2. The Exquisite Corpse
    In a parlor game played by the Surrealist group—the foremost avant-gardists of their time—participants made their marks on the quadrants of a folded sheet of paper: a many-eyed head, a distorted torso, hands fondling swollen... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2009
    Hardback | £45.00
  3. Between Redemption and Doom
    Between Redemption and Doom is a revelatory exploration of the evolution of German-Jewish modernism. Through an examination of selected works in literature, theory, and film, Noah Isenberg investigates the ways in which Jewish... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2008
    Paperback | £15.99
  4. A Life in Letters
    One of the central figures in modern thought, Max Horkheimer (1895–1973) was the director of the Institute of Social Research at the University of Frankfurt and guided the activities of the Frankfurt School from its origins... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2008
    Hardback | £45.00
  5. Book of the Sphinx
    Sought, the Sphinx seems everywhere, whether the guardian of the pyramids on Egypt's Giza plateau or the beautiful man-eater with a deadly riddle, to be approached with awful caution. The Sphinx, that icon painted, sculpted, engraved,... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2007
    Paperback | £23.99
  6. The Nation without Art
    Looking through the history of art, a reader might conclude that Jews could not create art—and such an assumption, historically incorrect, would be no accident. As we see with disturbing clarity in this book, the discipline... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2007
    Paperback | £19.99
  7. Jean-Paul Sartre and The Jewish Question
    Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish Question examines the image of “the Jew” in Sartre’s work to rethink not only his oeuvre but also the role of the intellectual in France and the politics and ethics of existentialism. It explores... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2007
    Hardback | £23.99
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  8. Germany's Colonial Pasts
    Germany’s Colonial Pasts is a wide-ranging study of German colonialism and its legacies. Inspired by Susanne Zantop’s landmark book Colonial Fantasies, and extending her analyses there, this volume offers new research by scholars... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2005
    Hardback | £37.00
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  9. Impossible Missions?
    This study of the German presence in Africa in the modern period exposes forms of cultural domination that derive from a philosophy of progress and “good intentions.” The humanitarian belief in development, however, can ultimately... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2004
    Hardback | £41.00
  10. The House of Joshua
    Mindy Thompson Fullilove offers a series of meditations on her remarkable family and the places where they have lived. She lovingly recalls her parents: her father, a black leader of the labor movement, and her mother, a white... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2002
    Paperback | £12.99
  11. Man of Ashes

    Man of Ashes

    Written by Salomon Isacovici and Juan Manuel Rodriguez, Translated by Dick Gerdes

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    Published: 1st September 2001
    Paperback | £13.99
  12. The Inveterate Dreamer
    Not only do "modern" Jewish languages like Yiddish and Hebrew have their own Jewish writers, but every major Western tongue—from German and Russian to English and Portuguese—does as well. These writers are often at the crossroad... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2001
    Paperback | £19.99
  13. Atlas of a Tropical Germany

    Atlas of a Tropical Germany

    Essays on Politics and Culture, 1990-1998

    Written by Zafer Senocak, Translated by and Introduced by Leslie A. Adelson

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    "Germany long ago became part of us German Turks," Zafer Senocak observes. "Are we also a part of Germany?" Gathered here for the first time in English translation, these essays chart a new orientation for German life, culture,... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2000
    Paperback | £15.99
  14. Budapest Diary
    Can you forget the place you once called home? What does it take to make you recapture it? In this moving memoir, Susan Rubin Suleiman describes her returns to the city of her birth—where she speaks the language like a native... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1999
    Paperback | £15.99
  15. Opera
    Published: 1st March 1999
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  16. Rahel Levin Varnhagen
    Rahel Levin Varnhagen (1771–1833) occupied a unique place in German intellectual history. She is known for the salon she initiated in Berlin, which became a center for intellectuals and artists of various social classes—especially... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 1998
    Hardback | £45.00
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