The Modern Restoration: Re-Thinking German Literary History 1930-1960

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Overview

This book seeks to move twentieth-century German literary history away from its reliance on the political turning-points of 1933 and 1945. Analysing a corpus of literary journals and writers, the authors instead define the years 1930-1960 in terms of a restorative aesthetic climate which persists across those political date boundaries.
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"Es ist dem verdienstvollen Band, der in minutiöser Auseinandersetzung mit einem verschollenen Forschungsstrang erarbeitet wurde, zu wünschen, daß er eine dringend gebotene Neuverhandlung der Literaturgeschichte des mittleren 20.Jahrhunderts auch in der internationalen Germanistik auslöst, die den sozialhistorischen und medialen Besonderheiten dieser Phase verpflichtet bleibt."Gustav Frank/Stefan Scherer in: IASL-online 2006 http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/rezensio/liste/FrankScherer.html "The Modern Restoration offers a very valuable perspective on the micro- and macrodebates in this period of massive upheaval."Mark Elliott in: Modern Language Review 2/2006 "The Modern Restoration is a fascinating investigation of selected journals and authors."Lynn M. Kutch in: German Studies Review 3/2006 "This book is a valuable contribution to discussions about the periodization of German literature."Stephen Brockmann in: German Quarterly 4/2005
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110181135
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication date: 7/26/2004
  • Pages: 406
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Parker is Professor of German at the University of Manchester. Peter Davies is Lecturer in German at the University of Edinburgh. Matthew Philpotts is Lecturer in German at the University of Manchester.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Literary journals
Literary journals at 1930 19
Literary journals 1933-1945 77
Post-1945 literary journals 126
Pt. 2 Authors
Gottfried Benn 187
Johannes R. Becher 224
Bertolt Brecht 262
Gunter Eich 297
Peter Huchel 335
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