Idylls and Realities: Studies in Nineteenth-Century German Literature, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Idylls and Realities

Studies in Nineteenth-Century German Literature, 1st Edition

By J. P. Stern

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230 pages

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Originally published in 1971, this book outlines the period of Germany’s belated industrial revolution and suggests why German literature does not, before the 1880s, contribute to the tradition of European realism. It considers the alternatives to realism offered in three genres of drama, poetry and prose fiction. The book closely analyses specific texts, both in the original and in translation, with comparisons with non-German works.

Table of Contents

1. Palms and Odalisques 2. Three Dramatists: Grillparzer, Hebbel and Büchner 3. Heinrich Heine’s Contentious Muse 4. Eduard Mörike: Recollection and Inwardness 5. Adalbert Stifter: ‘Erhebung without Motion’ 6. Gottfried Keller: Realism and Fairy-Tale 7. Wilhelm Raabe: Home and Abroad 8. Theodor Fontane: The Realism of Assessment 9. Fiction and the Immutable Self 10. Friedrich Nietzsche: The Birth of a Myth?

About the Author

J. P. Stern died in 1991.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German Literature

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LCO008030
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / European / German
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General