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Image in Outline: Reading Lou Andreas-Salom (New Directions in German Studies)
Image in Outline: Reading Lou Andreas-Salom (New Directions in German Studies)
by Gisela Brinker Gabler
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Image in Outline introduces the reader to Lou Andreas-Salomé's significant engagement with modern thought. Through detailed explorations o fsome of her major texts, Brinker-Gabler examines Andreas-Salomé's contributions to... (read more)

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The Language of Silence: West German Literature and the Holocaust
The Language of Silence: West German Literature and the Holocaust
by Ernestine Schlant
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Focussing on individual authors from Heinrich Boll to G3~nther Grass, Hermann Lenz to Peter Schneider, "The Language of Silence" offers an analysis of West German literature as it tries to come to terms with the Holocaust and its impact on postwar West... (read more)

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The German Bestseller in the Late Nineteenth Century (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
The German Bestseller in the Late Nineteenth Century (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
by Charlotte Woodford
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The late nineteenth century saw German unification, industrialization, and radical changes in science and philosophy; it was also a crucial period for the development of German fiction, with the rise of the mass market and hence the German bestseller... (read more)

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Women Writers of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland: An Annotated Bio-Bibliographical Guide
Women Writers of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland: An Annotated Bio-Bibliographical Guide
by Elke Frederiksen
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This bibliography of selected writings by 184 women authors from German-speaking countries will be a boon to teachers, students, reference librarians, and library selectors interested in women's literature. The bibliographic listings, many of them... (read more)

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Facing Fascism & Confronting Past: German Women Writers from Weimar to the Present
Facing Fascism & Confronting Past: German Women Writers from Weimar to the Present
by Elke P. Frederiksen
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Spanning almost the entire twentieth century, from the 1920s to the 1990s, this book gives voice to both Jewish and non-Jewish women writers from German-speaking countries who were silenced during the Nazi years. Discussions on gender, patriarchy, and... (read more)

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The Word Unheard: Legacies of Anti-Semitism in German Literature and Culture
The Word Unheard: Legacies of Anti-Semitism in German Literature and Culture
by Martha B Helfer
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The publication of Martha B. Helfers The Word Unheard: Legacies of Anti-Semitism in German Literature and Culture marks a stunningly original new direction in the interpretation of canonical works of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German literature.&... (read more)

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Little Detours: The Letters and Plays of Luise Gottsched (1713-1762) (Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture)
Little Detours: The Letters and Plays of Luise Gottsched (1713-1762) (Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture)
by Suzanne Kord
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Susanne Kord offers a critical re-examination of the traditional image of this most pivotal of all female Enlightenment authors. Central to her discussion are Gottsched's dramas and her letters to Johann Christoph Gottsched, her husband and mentor, and... (read more)

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Popular Revenants: The German Gothic and Its International Reception, 1800-2000 (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
Popular Revenants: The German Gothic and Its International Reception, 1800-2000 (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
by Andrew (edt) Cusack
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The literary mode of the Gothic is well established in English Studies, and there is growing interest in its internationality. Gothic fiction is seen as transgressive, especially in the way it crosses borders, often illicitly - for instance, in the form... (read more)

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Post-Fascist Fantasies: Psychoanalysis, History, and the Literature of East Germany
Post-Fascist Fantasies: Psychoanalysis, History, and the Literature of East Germany
by Julia Hell
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Post-Fascist Fantasies examines the cultural function of the novels of communist authors in East Germany from a psychoanalytic angle. Various critics have argued that these socialist realist fictions were monolithic attempts to translate Communist dogma... (read more)

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"Communazis": FBI Surveillance of German Emigre Writers
"Communazis": FBI Surveillance of German Emigre Writers
by Alexander Stephan
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Thousands of writers, artists, filmmakers, and intellectuals fled Germany in the 1930s. Many settled in the United States, hoping to find allies against Nazism and a safe refuge from Hitlers Gestapo. But in America nearly all of the exiled authors—... (read more)

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Keepers of the Motherland: German Texts by Jewish Women Writers
Keepers of the Motherland: German Texts by Jewish Women Writers
by Dagmar C G Lorenz
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Keepers of the Motherland is the first comprehensive study of German and Austrian Jewish women authors. Dagmar Lorenz begins with an examination of the Yiddish author Glikl Hamil, whose works date from the late-seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries,... (read more)

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The Portrait of Zelide
The Portrait of Zelide
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Starred review in P.W. for this Bloomsbury-era biography of Isabella "Zelide" Van Tuyll.... (read more)

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Kurt Wolff: A Portrait in Essays and Letters
Kurt Wolff: A Portrait in Essays and Letters
by Michael Ermarth
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Kurt Wolff (1887–1963) was a singular presence in the literary world of the twentieth century, a cultural force shaping modern literature itself and pioneering significant changes in publishing. During an intense, active career that took him from... (read more)

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Pastoral conventions :poetry, language, and thought in seventeenth-century Nuremberg
Pastoral conventions :poetry, language, and thought in seventeenth-century Nuremberg
by Jane O Newman
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Newman (comparative literature, U. of California, Irvine) traces the development of the 17th-century Nuremberg pastoral poetry society Pegnesischer Blumenorden as a historical, interpretive community of theorists and poets, and offers a detailed... (read more)

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Oxford Companion to German Literature
Oxford Companion to German Literature
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Hailed upon its publication a decade ago as "an impressive work" (Library Journal) and "a boon to dabblers in German literature who up to now have had to make do without a suitable frame of reference" (The Economist), The Oxford Companion to German... (read more)

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Eighteenth Century German Criticism (German Library)
Eighteenth Century German Criticism (German Library)
by Timothy J Chamberlain
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Metamimesis: Imitation in Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre and Early German Romanticism (Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture)
Metamimesis: Imitation in Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre and Early German Romanticism (Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture)
by Matthias Pirholt
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Eighteenth Century German Criticism (German Library)
Eighteenth Century German Criticism (German Library)
by Timothy Chamberlain
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Introduction: Timothy J. Chamberlain JOHANN CHRISTOPH GOTTSCHEDCritical PoeticsTranslated by Timothy J. Chamberlain GOTTHOLD EPHRAIM LESSING, FRIEDRICH NICOLAI, MOSES MENDELSSOHNCorrespondence on TragedyTranslated by Timothy J. Chamberlain ... (read more)

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Beyond theory :eighteenth-century German literature and the poetics of irony
Beyond theory :eighteenth-century German literature and the poetics of irony
by Benjamin Bennett
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xi-xiii]) and index.... (read more)

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Idylls & Realities Studies in Nineteenth Century German Literature
Idylls & Realities Studies in Nineteenth Century German Literature
by J P Stern
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