The Reception of German Literature in U.S. German Texts, 1864-1918 / Edition 1

The Reception of German Literature in U.S. German Texts, 1864-1918 / Edition 1

by John Hargrove Tatum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820404209

ISBN-13: 9780820404202

Pub. Date: 12/01/1988

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

This book seeks to explore the reception of German literature in the United States from 1864 to 1918, a period of great significance for both the U.S. and Germany in terms of sociopolitical developments that exerted their influence upon the production of literature. However, it is not intended to account for the entire scope of the reception of German belles

Overview

This book seeks to explore the reception of German literature in the United States from 1864 to 1918, a period of great significance for both the U.S. and Germany in terms of sociopolitical developments that exerted their influence upon the production of literature. However, it is not intended to account for the entire scope of the reception of German belles lettres; rather, the book confines itself to exploring the use of those texts that were read in the classrooms of U.S. high schools and, above all, institutions of higher learning. An introductory chapter offers statistical surveys of textbooks published in the U.S., as such statistics are absolutely essential to ascertain both the availability and degree of popularity of certain texts that were exclusively intended for perusal in the classroom. The following chapters present texts dating from the late Middle Ages to the first decades of our century. Apart from establishing which texts were most frequently used, the chapters endeavor to evaluate the respective texts in terms of their intrinsic and extrinsic literary qualities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820404202
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1988
Series:
Studies in Modern German Literature Series, #2
Pages:
397

Table of Contents

Contents: This book explores the reception of German literature in U.S. German texts, 1964 to 1918. An introductory chapter offers statistical surveys of texts essential to the study, while the following chapters deal with texts dating from the late Middle Ages to the first decades of this century.

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