The Cambridge History of German Literature by Helen Watanabe-OKellyThe Cambridge History of German Literature by Helen Watanabe-OKelly

The Cambridge History of German Literature

EditorHelen Watanabe-OKelly

Paperback | June 12, 2000

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This is the first book to provide a complete German literary history up to the Unification of Germany in 1990. It is a history for our times: well-known authors and movements are set in a wider literary, cultural and political context, standard judgments are reexamined where appropriate, and a new prominence is given to writing by women. The book is designed for the general reader as well as the advanced student; titles and quotations are translated, and there is an extensive bibliography.
Title:The Cambridge History of German LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:632 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.42 inPublished:June 12, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521785731

ISBN - 13:9780521785730


Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The Carolingian period and the early Middle Ages (750-1100) Brian O. Murdoch; 2. The high and later Middle Ages (1100-1450) Nigel F. Palmer; 3. The early modern period (1450-1720) Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly; 4. The German enlightenment (1720-1790) Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres; 5. Aesthetic humanism (1790-1830) Nicholas Saul; 6. Revolution, resignation, realism (1830-1890) Gail Finney; 7. From naturalism to national socialism (1890-1945) Ritchie Robertson; 8. The literature of the German Democratic Republic (1945-1990) Helen Fehervary; 9. German writing in the West (1945-1990) Moray McGowan; Select bibliography; Index.

From Our Editors

German literary history up until the reunification of Germany in 1990 is thoroughly discussed in this anthology edited by Helen Watanbe-O'Kelly. This edition of The Cambridge History of German Literature provides students and general readers with a rich and varied portrait of the literary landscape of that time. A team of eight international experts was commissioned to contribute pieces to this seminal text, which identifies well-known authors and movements in context of their relationship to literary, cultural and political influences.

Editorial Reviews

"Given its scope as the first complete German literary reference work of its kind covering the most current trends in contemporary literature and criticism into the 1990's, The Cambridge History of German Literature is surprisingly lucid, readable, and accessible to beginning and advanced literary scholars. It serves comparatists well, casting a backward glance on pre-1990 literature through its geopoloitical and economic lenses of reunification and hegemony." Amy Anderson, The Boston Book Review (BBR Gazette)