The Oxford Companion to German Literature

The Oxford Companion to German Literature

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This edition moves this classic into the 1990s, with such additions as Ein weites Feld , Gnnther Grass's controversial 1995 novel about German unification. Expanded coverage is also noted of other 20th century writers, many of them women, including Rose AuslSnder and Elfriede Jelinek. Major and obscure works; literary types, locales, periodicals, associations; and authors from the 8th century onward appear alphabetically: from the city of Aachen (whose Germanic literary significance is unclear) to zw÷lfjShrige M÷nchlein, Das , an anonymous Middle High German verse legend. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
This new edition of Mary and Henry Garland's classic Oxford Companion to German Literature substantially revises and extends its coverage, making an invaluable reference work available to a new generation of readers. Designed to be a reliable and easily accessible source of information on the whole sweep of literature from German-speaking countries from the eighth century onwards, the Companion now comes right up to the mid-1990s, including recent works such as Gunter Grass's controversial novel about the unification of East and West Germany, Ein weites Feld (1995). It is addressed not only to specialists and students, for whom it has long been an essential work of reference, but also to the general reader. The entries, arranged in a single alphabetical sequence, cover authors and their major works, and also historical, intellectual, and cultural background. For this new edition much of the original material has been thoroughly reworked in the light of up-to-date scholarship, and many completely new entries have been added, allowing improved coverage of the twentieth century, general topics, and women writers of all periods.
The Companion's unrivalled historical coverage and depth of information - on subjects as various as Kafka and Kleist, Werther and Christa Wolf, Nietzsche and the Nibelungenlied, Jung and Jelinek, Rilke and Die Reformation - makes it an indispensable reference book for everyone with an interest in the literature and literary culture of the German-speaking world.

Oxford University Press
This new edition of Mary and Henry Garland's classic Oxford Companion to German Literature substantially revises and extends its coverage, making an invaluable reference work available to a new generation of readers. Designed to be a reliable source of information on the whole sweep of literature from German-speaking countries from the eighth century onwards, the Companion now comes right up to the mid-1990s, including such recent works as Günter Grass's controversial novel about the unification of East and West Germany, Ein weites Feld (1995). The entries, arranged in a single alphabetical sequence, cover authors and their major works, as well as historical, intellectual, and cultural backgrounds. For this new edition much of the original material has been thoroughly reworked in the light of up-to-date scholarship, and many completely new entries have been added, allowing improved coverage of the twentieth century, general topics, and women writers of all periods.

The Companion's unrivauled historical coverage and depth of information--on subjects as various as Kafka and Kleist, Werther and Christa Wolf, Nietzsche and the Nibelungenlied, Jung and Jelinek, Rilke and Die Reformation--makes it an indispensable reference book for everyone with an interest in the literature and literary culture of the German-speaking world.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
Edition: 3rd ed.
Description: x, 951 p. : maps ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780198158967
0198158963
Branch Call Number: 830.3 Gar 97
Additional Contributors: Garland, Mary.

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