The Novel in German since 1990 by Stuart TabernerThe Novel in German since 1990 by Stuart Taberner

The Novel in German since 1990

EditorStuart Taberner

Hardcover | October 17, 2011

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Diversity is one of the defining characteristics of contemporary German-language literature, not just in terms of the variety of authors writing in German today, but also in relation to theme, form, technique and style. However, common themes emerge: the Nazi past, transnationalism, globalisation, migration, religion and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and identity. This book presents the novel in German since 1990 through a set of close readings both of international bestsellers (including Daniel Kehlmann's Measuring the World and W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz) and of less familiar, but important texts (such as Yadé Kara's Selam Berlin). Each novel discussed in the volume has been chosen on account of its aesthetic quality, its impact and its representativeness; the authors featured, among them Nobel Prize winners Günter Grass, Elfriede Jelinek and Herta Müller demonstrate the energy and quality of contemporary writing in German.
Title:The Novel in German since 1990Format:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:October 17, 2011Publisher:Cambridge UniversityLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521192374

ISBN - 13:9780521192378

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the novel in German since 1990 Stuart Taberner; 2. Robert Schindel's Gebürtig (Born-Where) Helmut Schmitz; 3. Günter Grass's Ein weites Feld (Too Far Afield) Rebecca Braun; 4. Thomas Brussig's Helden wie wir (Heroes Like Us) Anna Saunders; 5. Christa Wolf's Medea: Stimmen (Medea: A Modern Retelling) Georgina Paul; 6. Zafer Şenocak's Gefährliche Verwandschaft (Perilous Kinship) Moray McGowan; 7. Monika Maron's Endmoränen (End Moraines) Katharina Gerstenberger; 8. Martin Walser's Ein springender Brunnen (A Gushing Fountain) Kathrin Schödel; 9. Michael Kleeberg's Ein Garten im Norden (A Garden in the North) Stephen Brockmann; 10. Christian Kracht's Faserland (Frayed-Land) Julian Preece; 11. Elfriede Jelinek's Gier (Greed) Helen Finch; 12. Karen Duve's Dies ist kein Liebeslied (This is Not a Love-Song) Alison Lewis; 13. Herta Müller's Herztier (The Land of Green Plums) Lyn Marven; 14. W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz Mary Cosgove; 15. Walter Kempowski's Alles umsonst (All for Nothing) Karina Berger; 16. F. C. Delius's Mein Jahr als Mörder (My Year as a Murderer) Anne Fuchs; 17. Yadé Kara's Selam Berlin Petra Fachinger; 18. Daniel Kehlmann's Die Vermessung der Welt (Measuring the World) Stuart Taberner; 19. Günter Grass's Beim Häuten der Zwiebel (Peeling the Onion) Monika Shafi; Works cited; Index.