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The Cambridge history of German literature / edited by Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
Bib ID 1376659
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Description Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997 
xiv, 613 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0521434173
Summary

This is the first book to describe German literary history up to the unification of Germany in 1990. It takes a fresh look at the main authors and movements, and also asks what Germans in a given period were actually reading and writing, what they would have seen at the local theatre or found in the local lending library; it includes, for example, discussions of literature in Latin as well as in German, eighteenth-century letters and popular novels, Nazi literature and radio plays, and modern Swiss and Austrian literature. A new prominence is given to writing by women. Contributors, all leading scholars in their field, have re-examined standard judgements in writing a history for our own times. The book is designed for the general reader as well as the advanced student: titles and quotations are translated, and there is a comprehensive bibliography.

Full contents
  • 1. The Carolingian period and the early Middle Ages (750-1100) / Brian F. Murdoch
  • 2. The high and later Middle Ages (1100-1450) / Nigel F. Palmer
  • 3. The early modern period (1450-1720) / Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
  • 4. The German Enlightenment (1720-1790) / Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres
  • 5. Aesthetic humanism (1790-1830) / Nicholas Saul
  • 6. Revolution, resignation, realism (1830-1890) / Gail Finney
  • 7. From Naturalism to National Socialism (1890-1945) / Ritchie Robertson
  • 8. The literature of the German Democratic Republic (1945-1990) / Helen Fehervary
  • 9. German writing in the West (1945-1990) / Moray McGowan.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 507-582) and index.

Subjects German literature - History and criticism.
Other authors/contributors Watanabe-O'Kelly, Helen
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History of German literature

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