German literature : a very short introduction

Nicholas Boyle

German writers, from Luther and Goethe to Heine, Brecht, and Gunter Grass, have had a profound influence on the modern world. This Very Short Introduction presents an engrossing tour of the course of German literature from the late Middle Ages to the present, focussing especially on the last 250 years. Emphasizing the economic and religious context of many masterpieces of German literature, it highlights how they can be interpreted as responses to social and political changes within an often violent and tragic history. The result is a new and clear perspective which illuminates the power of German literature and the German intellectual tradition, and its impact on the wider cultural world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. The Bourgeois and the Official: A Historical Overview
  • 2. The Laying of the Foundations (to 1781)
  • 3. The Age of Idealism (1781-1832)
  • 4. The Age of Materialism (1832 to 1914)
  • 5. Traumas and Memories (1914-)
  • Further Reading & References
  • Index

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書名 German literature : a very short introduction
著作者等 Boyle, Nicholas
シリーズ名 Very short introductions
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2008
ページ数 171 p.
大きさ 18 cm
ISBN 9780199206599
NCID BA85473478
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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