Keller: Romeo Und Julia Auf Dem Dorfe by Gottfried KellerKeller: Romeo Und Julia Auf Dem Dorfe by Gottfried Keller

Keller: Romeo Und Julia Auf Dem Dorfe

byGottfried KellerEditorErika Swales, Martin Swales

Paperback | January 1, 1998

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Gottfried Keller (1819-90) is the greatest prose writer of the nineteenth-century Switzerland, and the finest of his novels and stories have assured him European stature. Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe, from the first volume of his collection of stories entitled Die Leute von Seldwyla (1856-74), ranks among his most popular works. As its title indicates, it concerns two young lovers who are separated by the enmity between their families. The story is a masterpiece of narrative realism in that it offers a sustained and powerful comprehension of the ways in which the pressures an processes of social conditioning are operative in the life of the individual. At the heart of this concern is Keller's ability to reflect on the interplay of order and anarchic energies in human experience. This work by the Swiss poet, Gottfried Keller, is part of the German Texts series, designed to meet the needs of the fast-growing A-Level and undergraduate level students of the German language. Each text comes with English notes and vocabulary, and with an introduction by an editor with an expert knowledge both of the work and of its literary and cultural context.
Erika Swales is Fellow and Director of Studies in Modern Languages, Kings College Cambridge, UK. Martin Swales is Professor of German at University College London, UK.
Title:Keller: Romeo Und Julia Auf Dem DorfeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.5 × 5.42 × 0.25 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Bloomsbury

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ISBN - 10:1853993905

ISBN - 13:9781853993909

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Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Die Leute von Seldwyla Contents Genesis and Literary Background Problematic Endings Idyllic Beginnings Decline and Fall The Tragedy of Passion Paradise Regained Structure and Style Notes to Introduction Select Bibliography Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe Notes to the Text Aufsatzthemen Select Vocabulary