Plinius

2013

Philosophy

Completed

  • Grassi, Ernesto. Humanismus und Marxismus. Zur Kritik der Verselbständigung von Wissenschaft. Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1973. – 274 pp
  • Grassi, Ernesto. Rhetoric as Philosophy. The Humanist Tradition. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001. – 122 pp
  • Habermas, Jürgen. Faktizität und Geltung. Beiträge zur Diskurstheorie des Rechts und des demokratischen Rechtsstaats. Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp, 1998. – 704 pp.
  • Lohmann, Hans-Martin & Joachim Pfeiffer (eds.). Freud-Handbuch. Leben – Werk – Wirkung. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2013. – 452 pp.

Currently reading

  • Irrlitz, Gerd. Kant-Handbuch. Leben und Werk. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2002. – 526 pp.
  • Jaeschke, Walter  (ed.). Hegel-Handbuch. Leben – Werk – Schule. 2nd ed. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2010. – 583 pp.
  • Kant, Immanuel. Kritikk av dømmekraften. Oslo: Pax, 1995. – 240 s.
  • Lindner, Burkhardt (ed.). Benjamin-Handbuch. Leben – Werk – Wirkung. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2011. – 720 pp.
  • Ottmann, Henning (ed.). Nietzsche-Handbuch. Leben – Werk – Wirkung. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2011 [2001]. – 561 pp.

History: modern

Completed

  • Applebaum, Anne. Iron Curtain. The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56. London: Penguin, 2012. – 614 pp.
  • Boia, Lucian. Istorie si mit in constiinta romaneasca. Bucuresti: Humanitas, 2011 [1997]. – 409 pp.
  • Cambridge History of South Africa. Vol. 1. From Early Times to 1885. Ed. by Carolyn Hamilton, Bernard K. Mbenga and Robert Ross. Cambridge: CUP, 2012. – 467 pp.
  • Casemir, Kirstin; Christian Fischer. Deutsch. Die Geschichte unserer Sprache. Darmstadt: WBG, 2013. – 288 pp.
  • Francois, Etienne und Hagen Schulze (eds.). Deutsche Erinnerungsorte. Band 1. München: Beck, 2003. – 724 pp.
  • Gieseke, Jens. Die Stasi. 1945-1990. Pantheon, 2011. – 361 pp
  • Judt, Tony. Postwar. A History of Europe since 1945. London: Penguin, 2006. – 960 pp. Kindle.
  • Knight, Ian. Zulu Rising. The Epic Story of iSandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. London: Pan Books, 2011. Kindle.
  • La nation. L’immatériel. Paris: Gallimard. (= Les lieux de mémoire I, p. 571-1098).
  • Snyder, Timothy. The Reconstruction of Nations. Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus 1569-1999. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. Kindle.
  • Snyder, Timothy. Bloodlands. Europe between Hitler and Stalin. New York: Basic Books. Kindle.
  • Turnbull, C. M. Dateline Singapore. 150 years of The Straits Times. Singapore: Singapore Press Holdings, 1995. – 414 pp.

Currently reading

  • Benveniste, Meron. Sacred landscapes. The buried history of the Holy Land since 1948. London: University of California Press, 2000. – 366 pp.
  • Carpenter, Teresa (ed.). New York diaries. 1609 to 2009. New York: Modern Library, 2012. – 486 pp.
  • Hazard, Paul. The Crisis of the European Mind 1680-1715. Kindle.
  • La nation. Le matériel. Paris: Gallimard. (= Les lieux de mémoire I, p. 1103-1643).
  • La république. Paris: Gallimard. (= Les lieux de mémoire I, p. 15-567).

History: ancient and medieval

Completed

  • Price, Simon and Peter Thonemann. The birth of classical Europe. A history from Troy to Augustine. London: Penguin, 2011. – 398 pp.
  • Snodgrass, Anthony. An Archaeology of Greece

Currently reading

  • Gruen, Erik S. The Last Generation of the Roman Republic. Berkeley. University of California Press, 1994 (1974). – 596 s.
  • Jaeger, Werner. Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture. Volume III: The Conflict of Cultural Ideals in the Age of Plato. Oxford UP: 1944. – 384 pp. Kindle.
  • Lewis, Mark Edward. China’s Cosmopolitan Empire. The Tang Dynasty. Kindle.

Biography

Completed

  • Geier, Manfred. Die Brüder Humboldt. Eine Biographie. Hamburg: Rowohlt, 2010. – 349 pp.
  • Prinz, Alois. Hannah Arendt oder Die Liebe zur Welt. Berlin: Insel, 2012. – 327 pp.
  • White, Edmund. Marcel Proust. A Life. London: Penguin, 2009. – 165 pp.

Art and art history

Completed

  • Berman, Avis. Edward Hopper’s New York. San Francisco: Pomegranate, 2005. – 112 pp.
  • Clark, T. J. Picasso and Truth. From Cubism to Guernica. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2013. – 329 pp.
  • Ebert, Roger. The Great Movies. Kindle.
  • Grassi, Ernesto. Die Theorie des Schönen in der Antike. Köln: Dumont, 1980. – 353 pp.
  • Shone, Richard and John-Paul Stonard. The Books that Shaped Art History. From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss. London: Thames and Hudson, 2013. – 264 pp.

Current

  • de Waal, Edmund. The Hare with Amber Eyes. London: Vintage, 2009. – 354 pp.
  • Gunnarsjaa, Arne. Norges arkitekturhistorie. Oslo: Abstrakt forlag, 2006. – 528 s.

Other non-fiction

Completed

  • Acemoglu, Daron and James A. Robinson. Why Nations Fail. The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty. London: Profile Books, 2013. – 529 pp.
  • Cammett, John M. Antonio Gramsci and the Origins of Italian Communism. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1967.  – 306 pp.
  • Douglas, Mary. Purity and danger An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (1966). Kindle
  • Douglas, Mary. Natural symbols. Eplorations in cosmology. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973 [1970]. – 219 pp.
  • Goldacre, Ben. Bad Pharma. London: Fourth Estate, 2012. – 430 pp.
  • Jacques, Martin. When China Rules the world. The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order. London: Penguin, 2012.  – 812 pp.
  • Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, Fast and Slow. London: Penguin, 2012. – 499 pp.
  • Law, John. Organizing modernity. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994. – 219 pp.

Current

  • Benthien, Claudia & Hans Rudolf Velten (Hrsg.). Germanistik als Kulturwissenschaft. Eine Einführing in neue Theoriekonzepte. Hamburg: Rowohlt, 2002. – 381 pp.
  • Davidson, Cathy. Now You See it. How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. Kindle
  • Rheingold, Howard. Net Smart. How to Thrive Online. Kindle.

Classics old and new

Completed

  • Beard, Mary. Confronting the Classics. Traditions, Adventures and Innovations. London: Profile Books, 2013. – 310 pp.
  • Horace. Odes II. Vatis Amici. Text, translation and commentary by David West. Oxford: Clarendon,  1998. – 156 pp.
  • Milne, A.A. Chatka Puchatka. The House at Pooh Corner. Wersja dwujezyczna. Warszawa:  Proszynski i S-ka, 2000. – 226 pp. [Polish/English]

Current

  • Apo pou erchete, Neoelliniki Syllogi / Woher kommt ihr? Neugriechische Lesebuch. München: DTV, 2001. – 192 pp. [Modern Greek/German]
  • Bilingual New Testament. King James Version/Clementine Vulgate. Kindle. [Latin/English]
  • Cavafy, C.P.  The collected poems. Oxford: OUP, 2007. – 238 s. [Modern Greek/English]
  • Eliot, T.S. Poiimata. Athen: PRINTA, 2002. – 233 s. [= Selected Poems. English/Modern Greek]
  • Homer «Ilias» und «Odyssee». Die Zeichnungen von John Flaxman. Mit einer kunsthistorische Einleitung von Anja Grebe. Darmstadt: Lambert Schneider (WBG), 2013. – 160 pp.
  • Livy. The Early History of Rome.  Books I-V of The History of Rome from its Foundation. London: Penguin, 2003. – 488 pp.

Light reading

Completed

  • Child, Lee [Jim Grant]. Bad luck and trouble. Kindle.
  • – . Echo burning. Kindle.
  • – . Gone tomorrow. Kindle.
  • – . The hard way. Kindle.
  • – . Persuasion. Kindle.
  • – . Without fail. Kindle.
  • – . Worth dying for. Kindle.

Arrived

  • Cech, Brigitte. Lukullische Genüsse. Die Küche der alten Römer. Darmstadt: WBG, 2013. – 208 pp
  • Engel, Manfred (ed.) Rilke-Handbuch. Leben – Werk – Wirkung. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2013. – 570 pp.

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