In this book, the subject of German literature is treated as a phenomenon firmly rooted in the social and political world from which it has risen. Literary works are assessed according to their relation to the human condition. Social forces and their interrelation with the artistic
avant-garde are an organizing theme of this history, which traces German literature from its first beginnings in the Middle Ages to the present day. This latest edition has been updated to cover the reunification of Germany, and its consequent events.
Readable and stimulating, A History of German Literature makes the literature of the past as vital and engaging as the works of the present, and will prove a valuable tool.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||4th ed|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.69(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of ContentsForeword 1. Medieval Literature 2. Humanism and Reformation 3. Baroque Literature 4. The Enlightenment 5. The Kunstepoche 6. Vormärz 7. Realism and the Grunderzeit 8. Under the Banner of Imperialism 9. Literature in the Weimar Republic 10. Literature in the Third
Reich 11. German Literature in Exile 12. Post-1945 German Literature 13. Literature in the German Democratic Republic 14. Literature of the Federal Republic 15. Update A Guide to Further Literature Index of Names and Works