Other Witnesses: An Anthology of Literature of the German Americans, 1850-1914

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The unique perspective of the “other witnesses” included here—that of immigrant outsiders, foreigners who wrote primarily for a minority-language group in the United States—provides the reader with a new understanding of this important period of America’s growth and development. Included are works by Christian Essellen, Reinhold Solger, Mathilde Franziska Anneke, Theodor Kirchhoff, Udo Brachvogel, Robert Reitzel, Julius Gugler, Edna Fern, Lotte Leser, and others: plays, short stories, and poems, as well as selections from novels, essays, and memoirs. Some of the texts have never appeared in book form, and still others are published here for the first time. Introductory essays to each chapter provide background information and point the way for further research. The volume will be a welcome addition to the collections of institutional libraries, historians, and Germanists alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780924119415
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 6/18/2007
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Cora Lee Kluge is professor of German and director of the Max Kade Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is editor of Christian Essellen's Babylon, of Teaching German in Twentieth-Century America (with David P. Benseler and Craig W. Nickisch), and of Wisconsin German Land and Life (with Heike Bungert and Robert C. Ostergren). In addition, she has written articles on Schiller, Droste-Hülshoff, German-American studies, and the history of German studies in the United States.

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