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The novel in German since 1990

Author: Stuart Taberner
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"Diversity is one of the defining characteristics of contemporary German-language literature, not just in terms of the variety of authors writing in German today, but also in relation to theme, form, technique and style. However, common themes emerge: the Nazi past, transnationalism, globalisation, migration, religion and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and identity. This book presents the novel in German since  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Deutsch; A Andrae
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Taberner
ISBN: 9780521192378 0521192374
OCLC Number: 716069525
Description: viii, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the novel in German since 1990 / Stuart Taberner --
Robert Schindel's Gebürtig (Born-Where) / Helmut Schmitz --
Günter Grass's Ein weites Feld (Too Far Afield) / Rebecca Braun --
Thomas Brussig's Helden wie wir (Heroes Like Us) / Anna Saunders --
Christa Wolf's Medea: Stimmen (Medea: A Modern Retelling) / Georgina Paul --
Zafer Şenocak's Gefährliche Verwandschaft (Perilous Kinship) / Moray McGowan --
Monika Maron's Endmoränen (End Moraines) / Katharina Gerstenberger --
Martin Walser's Ein springender Brunnen (A Gushing Fountain) / Kathrin Schödel --
Michael Kleeberg's Ein Garten im Norden (A Garden in the North) / Stephen Brockmann --
Christian Kracht's Faserland (Frayed-Land) / Julian Preece --
Elfriede Jelinek's Gier (Greed) / Helen Finch --
Karen Duve's Dies ist kein Liebeslied (This is Not a Love-Song) / Alison Lewis --
Herta Müller's Herztier (The Land of Green Plums) / Lyn Marven --
W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz / Mary Cosgove --
Walter Kempowski's Alles umsonst (All for Nothing) / Karina Berger --
F.C. Delius's Mein Jahr als Mörder (My Year as a Murderer) / Anne Fuchs --
Yadé Kara's Selam Berlin / Petra Fachinger --
Daniel Kehlmann's Die Vermessung der Welt (Measuring the World) / Stuart Taberner --
Günter Grass's Beim Häuten der Zwiebel (Peeling the Onion) / Monika Shafi.
Responsibility: edited by Stuart Taberner.
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These essays explore the diversity of the contemporary novel in German via close readings of international bestsellers (Daniel Kehlmann's Measuring the World and W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz) and less  Read more...


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'... a volume for which one would wish a readership as attentive as its contributors are perspicacious.' David Midgley, Modern Language Review

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