PIETER BRUEGEL THE ELDER

PIETER BRUEGEL THE ELDER

The works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525/30 – 1569) are often seen as quintessential depictions of a joyous yet rough country life. But this would be to oversimplify Bruegel’s oeuvre. His paintings, often rich in detail and featuring a range of figures, contain references to contemporary people and events. Bruegel, in fact, is a highly original ...  read more

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pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50519-5
2015/06/26
JOHN UPDIKE

JOHN UPDIKE

The author John Updike (1932–2009) succeeded like almost no other in capturing the American condition and depicting it with poetic relevance. The nagging discontent of Updike‘s protagonists continually makes them revolt, take flight and undertake various escapades in order to escape the wellordered dreariness of small town life. His characters ...  read more

price: € 8,99
pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50700-7
2013/09/02
CICERO

CICERO

Generations of students have learnt Latin by reading his works, and in the process found themselves exposed to one of the most interesting figures of the ancient world: Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 BC). His philosophical works, as well as his numerous surviving epistles reveal him to be a Roman who is accessible and real, rather than a mere historical ...  read more

price: € 8,99
pages: 180
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50727-4
2013/05/02
JOHANNES BRAHMS

JOHANNES BRAHMS

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) was one of the most important composers of his or any other age. Born in Hamburg and resident for many years in Vienna, Brahms attained an international reputation during his lifetime as a conductor and pianist. His own, masterful compositions contrasted sharply with those of his contemporary, Richard Wagner; his ...  read more

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pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50686-4
2013/04/02
PHILIP ROTH

PHILIP ROTH

Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1933, Philip Milton Roth is one of today’s most important writers. Often focusing on the psychoses and neuroses of middle-class intellectuals, his masterfully crafted narratives paint an unsettlingly accurate portrait of modern America despite being populated with peculiar characters. The highly successful celluloid ...  read more

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pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50578-2
2013/03/01
PETER PAUL RUBENS

PETER PAUL RUBENS

Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640) is considered one of the most influential baroque painters; his finely crafted compositions often exude a beguiling vitality. The breadth of his oeuvre still fascinates us today, such as the altarpieces mirroring the urgency of the Counterreformation, the politically allegorical picture cycles, the mythological ...  read more

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pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50710-6
2012/12/01
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) created one of literature’s immortal characters, The Little Prince. “One sees clearly only with the heart,” says the young hero of Saint-Exupéry’s best known work. Apart from his literary endeavours, Saint-Exupéry was a pilot, one of the pioneers of night-time aviation. During World War II, he was a ...  read more

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pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50547-8
2012/05/02
ROBERT MUSIL

ROBERT MUSIL

Robert Musil was an officer, an engineer and experimental psychologist, and wrote one of the century’s most important works, The Man Without Qualities. At the time of his death in exile in Switzerland on 15 April 1942, he had descended into poverty and obscurity. Today, his importance as a writer is universally acclaimed; he led modern literature ...  read more

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pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50721-2
2012/03/01
FREDERICK THE GREAT

FREDERICK THE GREAT

The man who was to become immortalized in history books as Frederick the Great was born on 24 January 1712. Three hundred years later, it’s time to reappraise the myth of the monarch who in his lifetime was nicknamed “Old Fritz.” What was his personality really like? From where did he draw the ideas and determination to carry through his ambitious ...  read more

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pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50720-5
2012/02/01
STEPHEN HAWKING

STEPHEN HAWKING

What are our origins? Where are we going? Does time have a beginning? How is the universe going to end? In his bestselling book A Brief History Of Time the British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking posited answers to these and many more existential questions. Suffering from a chronic illness and writing from his wheelchair, Hawking is a scientist who ...  read more

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pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50722-9
2011/12/01
ERNST JÜNGER

ERNST JÜNGER

Ernst Jünger (1895 – 1998) was one of Germany’s most controversial and dazzling literary figures. Allegedly a contributor to the assumption of power by the Nazis, Jünger was a combatant in both world wars, a respected conservative author as well as an entomologist and self-confessed drug user. This work is a compact introduction to his ...  read more

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pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50715-1
2011/09/01
MAX FRISCH

MAX FRISCH

Max Frisch’s novels and plays have long been regarded as modern classics. Among the many themes subtly yet incisively explored in Frisch’s work are identity, alienation and the human struggle to find its raison d'être. A moralist, Frisch was also a political writer, yet stood apart from all the standard ideologies of his time with his own brand of ...  read more

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pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50719-9
2011/04/01
PAUL KLEE

PAUL KLEE

"Paul Klee developed a completely new language of picture and form in his work, no longer directly derived from the physical world, but beginning from prototypes like dots, lines and space and leading into an autonomous artistic reality. In doing so, he made a breakthrough to the modern, the impact of which is still felt today. "
"With the most ...  read more

price: € 8,99
pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50690-1
2011/03/01
KARL MARX

KARL MARX

Karl Marx is one of the most significant Germans of the 19th Century and decisively influenced our modern way of thinking. After the radical changes of 1989 it’s time for a new, historicised, approach which thematises his speculative errors alongside the many discoveries he made (many of which still exert their influence today) and all set in the ...  read more

price: € 8,99
pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50718-2
2011/01/03
LEO TOLSTOY

LEO TOLSTOY

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), the author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, was a legend in his own lifetime: The wise man in a smock frock preached of the virtues of a simple life with few possessions and became a true legend. With the aid of many previously unknown sources of information, this book shines a new light on the man and author who was ...  read more

price: € 8,95
pages: 160
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ISBN: 978-3-499-50717-5
2010/11/01
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