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  • The First German Theatre

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political theatre of Piscator and Brecht. Early productions of Kaiser’…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • The Byronic Teuton

    Aspects of German Pessimism 1800-1933

    By Cedric Hentschel

    First published in 1940. The Byronic Teuton explores the delineation in German literature, between 1800 and 1933, of certain pessimistic ideas and emotions that were being expressed by writers, artists and academics. This manifestation of negative sentiments was defined by Hentschel as ‘Byronism’.…

    Hardback – 2016-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

  • The Romantic Movement

    By Alan Menhennet

    First published in 1981. This study concentrates on the exponents of the central period of German Romanticism, regarding as characteristic the mode in which the poet’s self becomes active only in response to external stimuli, most notably those of landscape. The author traces the main strands of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

  • Biedermann und die Brandstifter

    2nd Edition

    By Max Frisch

    Edited by Peter Hutchinson

    First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Foreign Literature Classics

  • The Nibelungen Tradition

    An Encyclopedia

    Edited by Winder McConnell, Werner Wunderlich, Frank Gentry, Ulrich Mueller

    Within the English-speaking world, no work of the German High Middle Ages is better known than the Nibelungenlied, which has stirred the imagination of artists and readers far beyond its land of origin. Its international influence extends from literature to music, art, film, politics and propaganda…

    Paperback – 2015-08-19
    Routledge

  • Walter Benjamin’s Concept of the Image

    By Alison Ross

    In this book, Alison Ross engages in a detailed study of Walter Benjamin’s concept of the image, exploring the significant shifts in Benjamin’s approach to the topic over the course of his career. Using Kant’s treatment of the topic of sensuous form in his aesthetics as a comparative reference,…

    Hardback – 2014-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • A History of German Literature

    From the Beginnings to the Present Day

    By Wolfgang Beutin, Klaus Ehlert, Wolfgang Emmerich, Helmut Hoffacker, Bernd Lutz, Volker Meid, Ralf Schnell, Peter Stein, Inge Stephan

    Since the appearance of its first edition in Germany in 1979, A History of German Literature has established itself as a classic work used by students and anyone interested in German literature. The volume chronologically traces the development of German literature from the Middle Ages to the…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Routledge

  • Kafka’s Cognitive Realism

    By Emily Troscianko

    This book uses insights from the cognitive sciences to illuminate Kafka’s poetics, exemplifying a paradigm for literary studies in which cognitive-scientific insights are brought to bear directly on literary texts. The volume shows that the concept of "cognitive realism" can be a critically…

    Hardback – 2014-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Contemporary Jewish Writing

    Austria After Waldheim

    By Andrea Reiter

    This book examines Jewish writers and intellectuals in Austria, analyzing filmic and electronic media alongside more traditional publication formats over the last 25 years. Beginning with the Waldheim affair and the rhetorical response by the three most prominent members of the survivor generation…

    Hardback – 2013-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Pragmatics of Literary Testimony

    Authenticity Effects in German Social Autobiographies

    By Chantelle Warner

    In this book, Warner examines a number of German-language literary autobiographies that are connected to diverse social movements of the last forty years. These books have all received critical attention from the popular press, topped bestseller lists, and have been pivotal in discussions of…

    Hardback – 2012-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • German Romanticism and Science

    The Procreative Poetics of Goethe, Novalis, and Ritter

    By Jocelyn Holland

    Situated at the intersection of literature and science, Holland's study draws upon a diverse corpus of literary and scientific texts which testify to a cultural fascination with procreation around 1800. Through readings which range from Goethe’s writing on metamorphosis to Novalis’s aphorisms and…

    Paperback – 2012-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Romanticism

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