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German Literary Expressionism Online/Der literarische Expressionismus is a full text collection of journals, anthologies,  and yearbooks  from circa 1910-1930. It includes authors such as Hugo Ball, Gottfried Benn, Georg Heym, Else Lasker-Schüler, Georg Trakl, Franz Werfel, and others. More info.



Medieval Travel Writing is a collection of digital  manuscripts from the 13th to 16th centuries covering travel in fact and fantasy during the Middle Ages to the "Holy Land," China, and India. From major European research libraries, the manuscripts are in English, Latin, French, German, Dutch, and Spanish.  More info.

Books and DVDs:

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    East German Cinema - Sebastian Heiduschke
    Call Number: PN1999.D4 H45 2013
    Publication Date: 2013

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    Imagining Germany Imagining Asia - Veronika Fuechtner (Editor); Mary Rhiel (Editor)
    Call Number: PT119 .I43 2013
    ISBN: 9781571135483
    Publication Date: 2013

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    Poetiken der Gegenwart - Silke Horstkotte (Editor); Leonhard Herrmann (Editor)
    Call Number: PT774 .P64 2013
    ISBN: 9783110336429
    Publication Date: 2013

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    Redeeming Words - David Michael Kleinberg-Levin
    Call Number: PT2607.O35 Z7174 2013
    ISBN: 9781438447810
    Publication Date: 2013-11-01

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    Sonnensucher = Sun seekers (DVD) / DEFA-Film - Regie, Konrad Wolf
    Call Number: PN1995.91.G4 S66 2004 (Olin Checkout Desk)
    Publication Date: 2004

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    Georg Büchner's Wozzeck (DVD) / DEFA-Film - Buch und Regie, Georg C. Klaren
    Call Number: PN1995.91.G4 W695 2013 (Olin Checkout desk)
    Publication Date: 2013


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