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Routledge Library Editions: German Literature


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Originally published between 1938 and 1996, the volumes in this set provide a survey of German poetry, prose and fiction from the Middle Ages to the late 20th Century. In many cases no prior knowledge of German is necessary, as translations into English are provided. Many of the books focus particularly on German writers and literature from an international perspective.

The books:

  • Analyse Naturalism, Impressionism, Neo-romanticism and Expressionism as well as dealing exhaustively with Surrealism, Magic Realism and Existentialism.

  • Include discussion of post-war Anglo-American and French literature.

 

  • Provide guidebooks through the masses of periodicals and allows the English side of the Anglo-German literary relationship to be explored in detail.

  • Present a detailed analysis of the major literary movements in Austria and Germany from the end of the nineteenth century to the collapse of the Third Reich

 

  • Examine two of the central themes of medieval German mythology, the Dietrich and Nibelung legends

  • Survey the development of political writing in the former Federal Republic of Germany, Illustrating the connections between literature and politics

 

  • Elucidate the concealed meanings in some of the more obscure writings of great authors such as Goethe

  • Provides a full survey of the best and most significant work of German writers to the First World War.

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The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume 5 A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals

The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume 5: A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By John Boening
December 31, 2021

The extensive scope of this collection means that this documentary record of the reception of German literature in England is a valuable scholarly resource. One of the most important features of British literary and intellectual history over the past 250 years is the influence of German literature....

The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume 6 A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals

The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume 6: A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By John Boening
December 31, 2021

The extensive scope of this collection means that this documentary record of the reception of German literature in England is a valuable scholarly resource. One of the most important features of British literary and intellectual history over the past 250 years is the influence of German literature....

The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume 7 A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals

The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume 7: A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By John Boening
December 31, 2021

The extensive scope of this collection means that this documentary record of the reception of German literature in England is a valuable scholarly resource. One of the most important features of British literary and intellectual history over the past 250 years is the influence of German literature....

The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume 8 A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals

The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume 8: A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By John Boening
December 31, 2021

The extensive scope of this collection means that this documentary record of the reception of German literature in England is a valuable scholarly resource. One of the most important features of British literary and intellectual history over the past 250 years is the influence of German literature....

The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume 9 A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals

The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume 9: A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By John Boening
December 31, 2021

The extensive scope of this collection means that this documentary record of the reception of German literature in England is a valuable scholarly resource. One of the most important features of British literary and intellectual history over the past 250 years is the influence of German literature....

The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume1 A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals

The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume1: A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By John Boening
December 31, 2021

The extensive scope of this collection means that this documentary record of the reception of German literature in England is a valuable scholarly resource. One of the most important features of British literary and intellectual history over the past 250 years is the influence of German literature....

The Romantic Tradition in Germany An Anthology with Critical Essays and Commentaries

The Romantic Tradition in Germany: An Anthology with Critical Essays and Commentaries

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Ronald Taylor
December 31, 2021

Originally published in 1970, this book surveys the central philosophical and aesthetic doctrines which characterize German Romanticism. A selection of literary, philosophical and political essays by some of the most important German Romantic thinkers illustrates the principal themes: these range ...

The Twentieth Century 1890-1945

The Twentieth Century 1890-1945

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Raymond Furness
December 31, 2021

Originally published in 1978, this study presents a detailed analysis of the major literary movements in Austria and Germany from the end of the nineteenth century to the collapse of the Third Reich. It examines the plethora of literary genres which marked the transition from the nineteenth to the ...

Writers and Politics in West Germany

Writers and Politics in West Germany

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stuart (K. S.) Parkes
December 31, 2021

Originally published in 1986, this book is an interpretative survey of the development of political writing in the former Federal Republic of Germany. It illustrates how intertwined writing is with politics, whether by the political commitment of writers like Grass or the analysis of Böll, by the ...

Routledge Library Editions: German Literature

Routledge Library Editions: German Literature

1st Edition

By Various
February 11, 2020

Originally published between 1938 and 1996, the volumes in this set provide a survey of German poetry, prose and fiction from the Middle Ages to the late 20th Century. In many cases no prior knowledge of German is necessary, as translations into English are provided. Many of the books focus ...

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