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Themes and Structures: Studies in German Literature from Goethe to the Present: A Festschrift for Theodore Ziolkowski
     

Themes and Structures: Studies in German Literature from Goethe to the Present: A Festschrift for Theodore Ziolkowski

by Alexander Stephan (Editor), Theodore Ziolkowski (Editor)
 
This collection of essays focuses on the major figures in German literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, looking at themes and structures in works by Goethe, Schlegel, Tieck, Kempowski and others. Special emphasis is given to the turn of the nineteenth century, to the contemporary period, and to German/American relations, while topics include the

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This collection of essays focuses on the major figures in German literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, looking at themes and structures in works by Goethe, Schlegel, Tieck, Kempowski and others. Special emphasis is given to the turn of the nineteenth century, to the contemporary period, and to German/American relations, while topics include the popularisation of Copernicus and Newton; Goethe's Die Metamorphose der Pflanzen as elegy; and, moving to the present day, a close reading of themes and structures in Wedekind's Lulu plays, Handke's Repetition, and Wolf's Kassandra project; and an investigation of the changing image of post-war Germany in American fiction. The volume as a whole is thus a fitting tribute to Theodore Ziolkowski, longtime graduate dean of Princeton University and the author of numerous books on key aspects of German literature from Romanticism to the present day.

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Rich in historical findings...MICHIGAN GERMANIC STUDIES The essays...address important scholarly issues... GERMAN QUARTERLY
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A collection of essays on major authors of German literature from the 18th to the 20th century, focusing on themes and structures in works by key figures, with special emphasis on the period from 1800 to the present and on German-American relations. Essays dealing with the 18th century explore Winckelmann's view of Greek art and the popularization of Copernicus and Newton. Analyses of texts from the 20th century include close readings of Wedekind's Lulu plays and Wolf's Kassandra project. Concludes with essays investigating the changing image of post-war Germany in American fiction. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571130877
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
11/06/1997
Series:
Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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