German Research Guide

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Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

The Schlieffen Plan : international perspectives on the German strategy for World War I Frost Library; DD101.5 .S2613 2014

The flight and fall of the eagle : a history of medieval Germany, 800-1648 (Sommerfeldt, John R., author.) Frost Library; DD114 .S66 2017

Fragile rise : grand strategy and the fate of Imperial Germany, 1871-1914 (Xu, Qiyu, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; DD221.5 .X83 2017

Was ist deutsch? : die Suche einer Nation nach sich selbst (Borchmeyer, Dieter, author.) Frost Library; DD239 .B725 2017

Hitler's religion : the twisted beliefs that drove the Third Reich (Weikart, Richard, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; DD247.H5 W3756 2016

Edgar Julius Jung, right-wing enemy of the Nazis : a political biography (Magub, Roshan, 1941- author.) Frost Library; DD247.J8 M35 2017

Founding Weimar : violence and the German Revolution of 1918-1919 (Jones, Mark, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; DD248 .J65 2016

Blitzed : drugs in Nazi Germany (Ohler, Norman, author.) Frost Library; DD256.5 .O54 2016

The Nazi-fascist new order for European culture (Martin, Benjamin George, author.) Frost Library; DD256.6 .M37 2016

Willy Brandt : the life of a statesman (Miard-Delacroix, Hélène, author.) Frost Library; DD260.8 .M5213 2016

Narratives in the making : writing the East German past in the democratic present (Gallinat, Anselma, author.) Frost Library; DD281.6 .G35 2017

Remapping Black Germany : New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, and Culture Frost Library; DD78.B55 R46 2016

Mothers on the Move : reproducing belonging between Africa and Europe (Feldman-Savelsberg, Pamela, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; DD867.5.C36 F45 2016

Runes : literacy in the Germanic Iron Age (Pollington, Stephen, author.) Frost Library; PD2013 .P653 2016

Die Sprache der Eroberinnen und andere Glossen (Pusch, Luise F., author.) Frost Library; PF3074.75 .P875 2016

The medieval German Lohengrin : narrative poetics in the story of the Swan Knight (Matthews, Alastair, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; PT1566.L73 M38 2016

Jüdische Literaturgeschichte in Schwaben : eine Spurensuche Frost Library; PT169 .J855 2016

Goethe's Families of the Heart (Gustafson, Susan E., author.) Frost Library; PT2183 .G87 2016

Franz Grillparzer : ein Klassiker für die Gegenwart Frost Library; PT2272 .F6915 2016

Nightmare in Berlin (Fallada, Hans, 1893-1947, author.) Frost Library; PT2607.I6 A7713 2016

Hans Fallada : die Biographie (Walther, Peter, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PT2607.I6 Z952 2017

Bright magic : stories (Döblin, Alfred, 1878-1957, author.) Frost Library; PT2607.O35 A2 2016

Of all that ends (Grass, Günter, 1927-2015, author, illustrator.) Frost Library; PT2613.R338 V5813 2016

Schlump (Grimm, Hans Herbert, 1896-1950, author.) Frost Library; PT2613.R52125 S3513 2015

Tynset (Hildesheimer, Wolfgang, 1916-1991, author.) Frost Library; PT2617.I354 T913 2016

The transformation and other stories : works published during Kafka's lifetime (Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.) Frost Library; PT2621.A26 A26 1992

Konundrum : selected prose (Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924, author.) Frost Library; PT2621.A26 K6613 2016

Kafka's blues : figurations of racial blackness in the construction of an aesthetic (Thompson, Mark Christian, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; PT2621.A26 Z9318 2016

Georg (Kracauer, Siegfried, 1889-1966, author.) Frost Library; PT2621.R135 G4613 2016

Deutschstunde : Roman (Lenz, Siegfried, 1926-2014, author.) Frost Library; PT2623.E583 D4 2017

Es waren Habichte in der Luft : Roman (Lenz, Siegfried, 1926-2014, author.) Frost Library; PT2623.E583 E7 2016

Erzählter Pluralismus : Thomas Manns Ironie als Sprache der Moderne (Ewen, Jens, author.) Frost Library; PT2625.A44 E78 2017

Poetische Theologie : Überlegungen zu Thomas Mann (Karthaus, Ulrich, 1935-, author.) Frost Library; PT2625.A44 Z66735 2017

Bottom's dream (Schmidt, Arno, 1914-1979, author.) Frost Library; PT2638.M453 Z2513 2016 x

Second through brain : a freakily high-torqued novel (Vischer, Melchior, 1895-1975, author.) Frost Library; PT2645.I7 S4513 2015

3 days : from the film by Ferry Radax (Bernhard, Thomas, author.) Frost Library; PT2662.E7 Z46 2016

Marcel Beyer (Beyer, Marcel, 1965-, author, interviewee, interviewer.) Frost Library; PT2662.E94 M37 2016

Die Prinzessin, der General und die Sängerin (Capus, Alex, author.) Frost Library; PT2663.A64 P75 2016

Briefwechsel (Domin, Hilde, author.) Frost Library; PT2664.O53 Z48 2016

Waldwand : eine Paraphrase (Donhauser, Michael, 1956-) Frost Library; PT2664.O54 W35 2016

Kurt Drawert Frost Library; PT2664.R359 Z58 2017

Was nicht gesagt ist (Egger, Oswald, author.) Frost Library; PT2665.G439 W37 2016

Herbstsonate (Eichhorn, Hans, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PT2665.I2413 H47 2016

Halt auf Verlangen : ein Fahrtenbuch (Faes, Urs, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; PT2666.A428 H35 2017

Bekennerschreiben : Essays, Reden, Kommentare, Interviews und Polemiken (Falkner, Gerhard, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PT2666.A445 A6 2017

Das Floss der Medusa : Roman nach einer wahren Begebenheit (Franzobel, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PT2666.R3532 F56 2017

Ich Zarah, oder, Das wilde Fleisch der letzten Diva (Franzobel, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PT2666.R3532 I24 2016

Angel of oblivion (Haderlap, Maja, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; PT2668.A27372 E5413 2016

Narkotische Gewässer (Häfner, Eberhard, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; PT2668.A27548 N37 2016

The Moravian night : a story (Handke, Peter, author.) Frost Library; PT2668.A5 M6713 2016

Alt? : Gedichte (Hohler, Franz, 1943-, author.) Frost Library; PT2668.O38 A63 2017

Direkte Rede : LXXVII Selbstversuche (Ingold, Felix Philipp, 1942-) Frost Library; PT2669.N4 D57 2016

Fortschrift : ein Gedicht in fünfzehn Würfen (Ingold, Felix Philipp, 1942-) Frost Library; PT2669.N4 F67 2016

Drama als Störung : Elfriede Jelineks Konzept des Sekundärdramas (Kovacs, Teresa, author.) Frost Library; PT2670.E46 Z784 2016

Goodbye, Moskau : Betrachtungen über Russland (Kaminer, Wladimir, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PT2671.A4452 G66 2017

Chaos und Anfang : ein Poem (Kerschbaumer, Marie Thérèse, 1936-, author.) Frost Library; PT2671.E723 C43 2016

Der Gott der letzten Tage : Roman (Knauss, Sibylle, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; PT2671.N327 G68 2017

Ein Vorbild für die Tiere : Gedichte (Köhlmeier, Michael, 1949-) Frost Library; PT2671.O344 V67 2017

Hinter diesen blauen Bergen : Roman (Moser, Milena, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; PT2673.O744 Z46 2017

Der weisse Freitag : Erzählung von Entgegenkommen (Muschg, Adolf, 1934-, author.) Frost Library; PT2673.U78 W44 2017

Complete love : a novel (Niermann, Ingo, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PT2674.I354 C6613 2016

Gold : der Film der Nibelungen : eine Komödie (Ostermaier, Albert, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PT2675.S73 G65 2016

Von der Rolle, oder, Über die Dramatik des Verzettelns (Ostermaier, Albert, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PT2675.S73 V66 2016

Seifensieder : angewandte Schrunst für eingewiesene Ausgeweihte (Papenfuss-Gorek, Bert, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PT2676.A62 S45 2016

Drei Freunde : Erzählungen (Piwitt, Hermann Peter, 1935-, author.) Frost Library; PT2676.I87 F74 2017

Reduktion & Tempo : als Erzähler unterwegs im 21. Jahrhundert (Politycki, Matthias, author.) Frost Library; PT2676.O454 R43 2017

Gesammelte Werke (Rühm, Gerhard.) Frost Library; PT2678 .U36 2005

Watch out : selected poems of Kuno Raeber (Raeber, Kuno, 1922-1992, author.) Frost Library; PT2678.A265 A2 2016

Was tun? : Essays zu Politik und Ökonomie (Rosei, Peter, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; PT2678.O74 W37 2016

Wien Metropolis : Roman (Rosei, Peter, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; PT2678.O74 W54 2016

Leuchtender Atem : alle Jahre wieder : Erzählungen (Schmidt, Alfred Paul, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; PT2680.M48 L48 2016

Agnes (Stamm, Peter, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; PT2681.T3234 A7313 2016

Elefant : Roman (Suter, Martin, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; PT2681.U79 E44 2017

Ein Balkonplatz für flüchtige Abende (Tawada, Yōko, 1960-) Frost Library; PT2682.A87 B36 2016

Memoirs of a polar bear (Tawada, Yōko, 1960- author.) Frost Library; PT2682.A87 E8813 2016

Sieben Sekunden Ewigkeit : ein Spiel (Turrini, Peter.) Frost Library; PT2682.U7 S54 2017

Die Gedichte (Wolf, Ror, 1932-, author.) Frost Library; PT2685 .O366 2017

Statt etwas, oder, der letzte Rank : Roman (Walser, Martin, 1927-, author.) Frost Library; PT2685.A48 S727 2017

Rauswühlen, rauskratzen aus einer Masse von Schutt (Landgren, Gustav, author.) Frost Library; PT2685.E5 Z758 2016

Sie kam aus Mariupol (Wodin, Natascha, 1945-) Frost Library; PT2685.O23 Z46 2017

Man steht sehr bequem zwischen allen Fronten : Briefe 1952-2011 (Wolf, Christa, author.) Frost Library; PT2685.O36 Z48 2016

Hagard : Roman (Bärfuss, Lukas, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PT2702.A74 H34 2017

Swallow summer (Boehning, Larissa, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PT2702.O43 S3813 2016

Nicotine (Hens, Gregor, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PT2708.E5 Z46 2017

Der Engelherd : Roman (Martynova, Olʹga, 1962- author.) Frost Library; PT2713.A82 E54 2016

Lyrik nach 1989 -- Gewendete Lyrik? : Gespräche mit deutschen Dichtern aus der DDR Frost Library; PT3719 .L96 2016

Die Literatur der Lebensreform : Kulturkritik und Aufbruchstimmung um 1900 Frost Library; PT395 .L56 2016

Die vergessene Moderne : Deutsche literatur 1930-1960 (Schuster, Jörg, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PT401 .S35 2016