German Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Nicholas Boyle

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By Nicholas Boyle

German literature in all genres and from all ancient classes has exerted a massive impression at the background of western notion. From Martin Luther, Frederick Schiller, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht, and Gunter Grass, Germany has produced a powerful variety of nice writers and nice works.

In German Literature: a truly brief creation, Nicholas Boyle illuminates the actual personality and tool of German literature and explores its impression at the greater cultural global. Boyle provides an engrossing journey of German literature from the center a long time to the twentieth century, focussing specifically at the final 250 years. He examines key issues like idealism, modernism, materialism, trauma and reminiscence, exhibiting how they've got imbued the good German writers with such specified voices. certainly, this short creation bargains wide assurance of German literature, revealing the hyperlinks among German literature and the German kingdom, analyzing the literary and philosophical responses of German writers to social, political, and financial swap, and searching out the connections among Germany's highbrow traditions and its frequently violent and tragic history.

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