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.
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
This set of 37 volumes is a revival of the original Critical Idiom series. First published between 1969 and 1979, the volumes in this series provide concise and accessible introductions to a range of critical terms which are key to the study of literature. This set will be a valuable resource for students working with complex literary terminology.