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<div><font face=Arial color=#231f20 size=2><br/><p align=left>• A unique collection of German-language writers bound by a Bohemian sensibility</p><br/><p align=left>• Canetti is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1981)</font><br/><br/>The literature of the Wiener Moderne exhibits biting social satire and other related aspects, first emanating from Karl Kraus (1874-1936), a prolific writer, difficult to classify, who reminds people of Jonathan Swift. Novelists and essayists Hermann Broch (1886-1951) and Elias Canetti (1905-94), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981, were likewise marginalized, to a large extent as Jews. Robert Walser (1878-1956) is Swiss, and to a large extent like the other three authors in this collection, had no less a desire to upset the social applecart. Among the works included are substantive selection from Krauss's The Last Days of Mankind and Aphorisms, Bloch's "The Anarchist," selections from Canetti's Crowds and Power and Auto-da-Fe, and Walser's Jakob von Gunten. </p></div>>

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<div><font face=Arial color=#231f20 size=2><br/><p align=left>• A unique collection of German-language writers bound by a Bohemian sensibility</p><br/><p align=left>• Canetti is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1981)</font><br/><br/>The literature of the Wiener Moderne exhibits biting social satire and other related aspects, first emanating from Karl Kraus (1874-1936), a prolific writer, difficult to classify, who reminds people of Jonathan Swift. Novelists and essayists Hermann Broch (1886-1951) and Elias Canetti (1905-94), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981, were likewise marginalized, to a large extent as Jews. Robert Walser (1878-1956) is Swiss, and to a large extent like the other three authors in this collection, had no less a desire to upset the social applecart. Among the works included are substantive selection from Krauss's The Last Days of Mankind and Aphorisms, Bloch's "The Anarchist," selections from Canetti's Crowds and Power and Auto-da-Fe, and Walser's Jakob von Gunten. </p></div>>

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Includes selections from Krauss's The Last Days of Mankind and Aphorisms, Bloch's The Anarchist, Canetti's Crowds and Power and Auto-da-Fe, and Walser's Jakob von Gunten .

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826418012
Author:
Kraus, Karl
Publisher:
Continuum
Author:
Broch, Hermann
Author:
Walser, Robert
Author:
Canetti, Elias
Author:
Linck, Dirck
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
German literature
Subject:
German literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
European
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
German Library
Series Volume:
56
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.22 x 5.36 x 1 in

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<div><font face=Arial color=#231f20 size=2><br/><p align=left>• A unique collection of German-language writers bound by a Bohemian sensibility</p><br/><p align=left>• Canetti is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1981)</font><br/><br/>The literature of the Wiener Moderne exhibits biting social satire and other related aspects, first emanating from Karl Kraus (1874-1936), a prolific writer, difficult to classify, who reminds people of Jonathan Swift. Novelists and essayists Hermann Broch (1886-1951) and Elias Canetti (1905-94), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981, were likewise marginalized, to a large extent as Jews. Robert Walser (1878-1956) is Swiss, and to a large extent like the other three authors in this collection, had no less a desire to upset the social applecart. Among the works included are substantive selection from Krauss's The Last Days of Mankind and Aphorisms, Bloch's "The Anarchist," selections from Canetti's Crowds and Power and Auto-da-Fe, and Walser's Jakob von Gunten. </p></div>>
"Synopsis" by , Includes selections from Krauss's The Last Days of Mankind and Aphorisms, Bloch's The Anarchist, Canetti's Crowds and Power and Auto-da-Fe, and Walser's Jakob von Gunten .
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