German Literature: A Very Short Introduction (häftad)
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German Literature: A Very Short Introduction (häftad)

German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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German writers, be it Goethe, Nietzsche, Marx, Brecht or Mann, have had a profound influence on the modern world. This Very Short Introduction illuminates the particular character and power of German literature, and examines its impact on the wider cultural world.
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Ben Hutchinson, TLS Boyle has a sure touch and an obvious authority...this is a balanced and lively introduction to German literature.

Forum for Modern Language Studies highly impressive... Professor Boyle concentrates on creating a lucid, wide-ranging historical background against which each of the five periods is brought to life, with a challenging choice of examples

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<br>Nicholas Boyle is Professor of German Literary and Intellectual History at Cambridge University. He has so far published two volumes of his prizewinnning biography, Goethe: the Poet and the Age, and his most recent book is Sacred and Secular Scriptures: a Catholic approach to literature published in 2004, based on the Erasmus Lectures which he delivered at Notre Dame University. Professor Boyle was awarded the Goethe Medal of the Goethe-Institut, is a Fellow of the British Academy, and holds an honorary degree from Georgetown University in Washington DC.<br>


Introduction; 1. The Bourgeois and the Official: A Historical Overview; 2. The Laying of the Foundations (to 1781); 3. The Age of Idealism (1781-1832); 4. The Age of Materialism (1832 to 1914); 5. Traumas and Memories (1914-); Further Reading & References; Index