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A companion to German literature : from 1500 to the present

Author: Eda Sagarra; Peter N Skrine
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, ©1999.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eda Sagarra; Peter N Skrine
ISBN: 0631215956 9780631215950
OCLC Number: 45367479
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 380 pages : maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The Sixteenth century: A century of satire --
Drama without a theatre --
Anecdotes and stories --
The Bible in German --
The later Sixteenth century --
The Seventeenth century: Opitz: the father of German literature --
Gryphius and Greiffenberg --
Other poets of the German baroque --
Grimmelshausen and the novel --
Silesian drama --
Gryphius and baroque comedy --
The Augustan Age of German literature: The literary character of the German Augustan age --
The rise of the novel --
Poetry and the return to reason --
New directions in drama --
Thematic survey: translators and the literary canon --
The classical age of German literature: Poetry in the Mid-Eighteenth century --
The imagination set free --
Gleim and Karsch --
Youth, nature and love --
The poetry of Goethe and Schiller --
Classicism or romanticism in German poetry? Friedrich Holderlin --
Lessing and middle-class drama --
Drama and the Sturm und Drang --
Blank verse and the drama of ideas --
Goethe: the classical dramatist --
Goethe and the Weimar court theatre --
The plays of Schiller --
Thematic survey: Faust --
The novel as education for life --
Wilhelm Meister: the model Bildungsroman --
Goethe's fiction around 1800 --
The romantic era: German romanticism and the Bildungsroman --
German romanticism and the historical novel --
History and local colour --
Shorter prose fiction: the German novelle --
Tales of mystery and the imagination --
Schiller's contemporaries and successors: Kotzebue, Collin and Kleist --
Grillparzer --
The failure of German romantic drama --
Viennese comedy --
Early Nineteenth-century poetry --
Two Catholic poets: Brentano and Eichendorff --
Platen and Lenau --
Annette von Droste-Hulshoff --
Heine and Morike --
Thematic survey: German political verse --
From Biedermeier to realism: The novelist and the contemporary world --
A classic of German commerce and industry --
Gotthelf and the social novel of peasant life --
Wilhelm Raabe --
Louise von Francois and Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach --
Scenes of provincial life. The Heimatdichtung tradition --
Conrad Ferdinand Meyer --
The dramatization of social and historical change --
Georg Buchner --
Friedrich Hebbel --
Mid-Nineteenth century lyric poetry --
Thematic survey: popular literature for adults and children --
The literature of the Metropolis: Poetry and the breakthrough to modernity --
Rilke and George --
Other poets of the turn of the century --
Theatre in the Second Reich and the impact of naturalism --
Varieties of naturalism --
The drama of fin-de-siecle neo-romanticism --
Drama in Austria at the turn of the century --
The theatre of Wedekind --
Prose fiction in the late Nineteenth century --
Theodor Fontaine --
Eduard von Keyserling and Ferdinand von Saar --
A Jewish literature in the East --
Mann and Sudermann --
Classical modernism: The theatre after naturalism --
Expressionism in the theatre --
Social and satirical comedy: Sternheim and Horvath --
Brecht in the pre-war years --
Modern poetry --
Prose fiction between wars --
The revival of the Bildungsroman --
Franz Kafka --
The Sanatorium, the Desert Island and the Hotel --
The new novels of 1929-1932 --
Historical fiction long and short --
Literature and the Third Reich --
The literature of National Socialism --
Exile and inner emigration --
Literature after 1945: The challenge of the present --
The return of the exiles --
The Swiss take centre stage --
Literature and the economic miracle --
The curse of the past --
Poetry after Auschwitz: Paul Celan --
Drama after Brecht --
Literature before the Wende --
The literature of the German Democratic Republic --
Literature in Austria 1945-95 --
German-language literature in Switzerland.
Responsibility: Eda Sagarra and Peter Skrine.

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