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  • Einführung in die Literatur der Neuen Sachlichkeitby Johannes Pankau; Gunter E. Grimm; Klaus-Michael Bogdal

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 17.35

    Die Literatur der Neuen Sachlichkeit konzentrierte sich auf die Wiedergabe des Faktischen, den Gebrauchs- und Unterhaltungswert der Texte. Viele der zwischen 1925 und 1933 entstandenen Werke geben noch heute einen interessanten Einblick in die politischen, sozialen und kulturellen Konflikte der Weimarer Republik. Diese Einführung beschreibt die Voraussetzungen... more...

  • Kleine Geschichte des deutschen Romansby Jost Schneider; Benedikt Jeßing; Karin Kress

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 23.13

    Der Roman ist heute bei Lesern und Leserinnen jeden Alters die mit Abstand beliebteste Literaturgattung. Eine aktuelle, kurzgefasste Geschichte seiner Entwicklung von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart fehlte jedoch bisher. Die "Kleine Geschichte des deutschen Romans" schließt diese Lücke. Sie bietet eine konzentrierte Übersicht über die Meisterwerke... more...

  • Familie ? Ich ? Nationby Ariane Eichenberg

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 32.56

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Familie wird in unserer Gesellschaft als kleinste soziale Einheit große Bedeutung für die Biographie des Einzelnen zugeschrieben. Sich dieser Familie und ihrer Geschichte im Erzählen zu vergewissern, kann Sinn stiften. Familiengeschichten können das Zugehörigkeitsgefühl und den Lebensmut stärken, selbst wenn sie von Brüchen... more...

  • Germans Going Globalby Anke S. Biendarra

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00

    This study examines the impact of globalization on Germany?s literary field. It investigates how German-language writers born between 1955 and 1975 respond to the pressures of globalizing factors, and how these influence notions of authorship. The literary marketplace, constructions of authorship, and fictional texts from the late 1990s through the... more...

  • Der Präsensromanby Armen Avanessian; Anke Hennig

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    This minutely detailed examination of a supposedly small grammatical detail, the use of the present tense, opens up new perspectives on a founding myth of the aesthetics of modernity: the longing for presence. This collection approaches the issue by documenting how the present tense became dominant in the 20th century novel. The authors draw on perspectives... more...

  • Contemporary German Fictionby Stuart Taberner

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 23.00

    These accessible and informative essays explore the central themes and contexts of the best writers working in Germany today. more...

  • Deutschsprachige Romane der klassischen Moderneby Matthias Luserke-Jaqui; Monika Lippke

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00

    The volume is a collection of contributions by renowned literary scientists on selected German-language novels from the Classical Modern Age (ca. 1890-1933). Each text is introduced individually according to a set scheme and classified within the cultural-historical context of the Classic Modern Age. Emphasis is placed on current approaches to interpretation,... more...

  • "Meine Gefängnisse": Tagebücher 1943 - 1945by Emil Alphons Rheinhardt; Uta Schwarz; Jean-Louis Georget; Dominique Lassaigne

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00

    The Vienna-born writer Emil Alphons Rheinhardt (1889?1945)was was arrested in France in 1943 and then deported to Dachau concentration camp, where he died shortly before the liberation. Rheinhardt?s notes from the Gestapo prisons bear witness to a long-forgotten humanist who believed in the peacemaking power of culture. more...

  • Poetiken der Gegenwartby Leonhard Herrmann; Silke Horstkotte

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Novels of the 21st century address contemporary issues and concerns in diverse ways. Is there a way to characterize their modernity from a poetological perspective? The essays collected in this volume systematically explore both explicit and implicit poetologies in German-language narrative literature since the turn of the century. Their particular... more...

  • The German Student Movement And The Literary Imaginationby Susanne Rinner

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Through a close reading of novels by Ulrike Kolb, Irmtraud Morgner, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Bernhard Schlink, Peter Schneider, and Uwe Timm, this book traces the cultural memory of the 1960s student movement in German fiction, revealing layers of remembering and forgetting that go beyond conventional boundaries of time and space. These novels engage... more...