Germany: Beyond the Enchanted Forest : A Literary Anthology

By (author) Melican, Brian

German military figures had a certain terrifying glamour, ' wrote Patrick Leigh Fermor, recalling views about Germany during the First World War. When, he asked, had the bristling general replaced the 'philosophers and composers and bandsmen and peasants and students drinking and singing in harmony?' The enchanted forest, symbol of Romantic idealism and traditional folktales, had given way to other images of Germany and Germans. By following Leigh Fermor, and over eighty other British and North American literary visitors to Germany, this original anthology shows how different generations of English-speakers have depicted this country. Starting in the sixteenth century with some of the earliest travel accounts in English, Brian Melican presents a wide range of writing about, or set in, Germany. Letters from Johnsonians such as Boswell and Garrick and the Romantic poets Coleridge and Wordsworth; the journals of Herman Melville and Henry James; ante bellum fiction by authors such as D....

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書名 Germany: Beyond the Enchanted Forest : A Literary Anthology
著作者等 Melican, Brian
書名別名 A Literary Anthology
出版元 Signal Books Ltd.
刊行年月 2013.05.20
ページ数 366 ppp
ISBN 9781908493903
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス