Expressionism  book cover
1st Edition


ISBN 9781138283862
Published January 21, 2019 by Routledge
114 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1973, this book provides a helpful introduction to expressionism in literature. After providing a helpful introduction to the origins and defining characteristics of expressionism, the book traces the movement in Germany from 1900 through to the 1920s and its dissemination across Europe and North America. It concludes with a summary of the decline of expressionism from the mid-twenties onwards.

This book will be of interest to those studying German and European literature in the early twentieth-century.

Table of Contents

General Editor’s Preface; 1. Origins 2. Formal Innovations 3. The German Situation 1900-1914 4. The German Situation between 1914 and the Mid-Twenties 5. Wider Horizons: Europe and North America 6. Decline?; Bibliography; Index

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