The Oxford Companion to German Literature

Hardcover | June 1, 1997

byMary Garland, Henry Garland

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This new edition of Mary and Henry Garland's classic Oxford Companion to German Literature substantially revises and extends its coverage, making an invaluable reference work available to a new generation of readers. Designed to be a reliable source of information on the whole sweep ofliterature from German-speaking countries from the eighth century onwards, the Companion now comes right up to the mid-1990s, including recent works such as Gunter Grass's controversial novel about the unification of East and West Germany, Ein weites Feld (1995). The entries, arranged in a singlealphabetical sequence, cover authors and their major works, as well as historical, intellectual, and cultural backgrounds. For this new edition much of the original material has been thoroughly reworked in the light of up-to-date scholarship, and many completely new entries have been added, allowingimproved coverage of the twentieth century, general topics, and women writers of all periods. The Companion's unrivalled historical coverage and depth of information - on subjects as various as Kafka and Kleist, Werther and Christa Wolf, Nietzsche and the Nibelungenlied, Jung and Jelinek, Rilke and Die Reformation - makes it an indispensable reference book for everyone with an interest inthe literature and literary culture of the German-speaking world.

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SThis new edition of Mary and Henry Garland's classic Oxford Companion to German Literature substantially revises and extends its coverage, making an invaluable reference work available to a new generation of readers. Designed to be a reliable and easily accessible source of information on the whole sweep of literature from German-spea...

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This new edition of Mary and Henry Garland's classic Oxford Companion to German Literature substantially revises and extends its coverage, making an invaluable reference work available to a new generation of readers. Designed to be a reliable source of information on the whole sweep ofliterature from German-speaking countries from the ...

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This new edition of Mary and Henry Garland's classic Oxford Companion to German Literature substantially revises and extends its coverage, making an invaluable reference work available to a new generation of readers. Designed to be a reliable and easily accessible source of information on the whole sweep of literature from German-speak...

The late Henry Garland, who died before the Second Edition was published, was Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Exeter. Mary Garland (joint author of the Companion from its first conception) and was Reader in German at Exeter until her retirement.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:968 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.36 inPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198158963

ISBN - 13:9780198158967

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From Our Editors

SThis new edition of Mary and Henry Garland's classic Oxford Companion to German Literature substantially revises and extends its coverage, making an invaluable reference work available to a new generation of readers. Designed to be a reliable and easily accessible source of information on the whole sweep of literature from German-speaking countries from the eighth century onwards, the Companion now comes right up to the mid-1990s, including recent works such as Gunter Grass's controversial novel about the unification of East and West Germany, Ein weites Feld (1995). It is addressed not only to specialists and students, for whom it has long been an essential work of reference, but also to the general reader. The entries, arranged in a single alphabetical sequence, cover authors and their major works, and also historical, intellectual, and cultural background. For this new edition much of the original material has been thoroughly reworked in the light of up-to-date scholarship, and many completely new entries have been added, allowing improved coverage of the twentieth century, general topics, and women writers of all periods. The Companion's unrivalled historical coverage and depth of information - on subjects as various as Kafka and Kleist, Werther and Christa Wolf, Nietzsche and the Nibelungenlied, Jung and Jelinek, Rilke and Die Reformation - makes it an indispensable reference book for everyone with an interest in the literature and literary culture of the German-speaking world

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`incredibly comprehensive reference work ... What continues to impress most, quite apart from this amazing range, is the skilful condensation of a wealth of factual information into lucid and concise statements that establish relevant facts almost in passing ... We are indeed indebted to Henryand Mary Garland for their defence of that much broader vision that keeps alive that essential awareness of traditions that have shaped the little most of us are still familiar with ... a richness of information that bears the mark of a long-sustained and nurtured love for the study of Germanliterature in its historical, philosophical, and social context ... Used well, it will foster ... intelligent and sympathetic interest in the study of German literature which, fuelled by insatiable curiosity, would handsomely repay the debt of gratitude we owe to its editors.'Hinrich Siefken, University of Nottingham, MLR, vol 94, no 3, 1999