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The Resource A companion to German realism, 1848-1900, edited by Todd Kontje

A companion to German realism, 1848-1900, edited by Todd Kontje

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A companion to German realism, 1848-1900
Title
A companion to German realism, 1848-1900
Statement of responsibility
edited by Todd Kontje
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume of new essays by leading scholars treats a representative sampling of German realist prose from the period 1848 to 1900, the period of its dominance of the German literary landscape. It includes essays on familiar, canonical authors -- Stifter, Freytag, Raabe, Fontane, Thomas Mann -- and canonical texts, but also considers writers frequently omitted from traditional literary histories, such as Luise Mühlbach, Friedrich Spielhagen, Louise von François, Karl May, and Eugenie Marlitt. The introduction situates German realism in the context of both German literary history and of developments in other European literatures, and surveys the most prominent critical studies of ninteenth-century realism. The essays treat the following topics: Stifter's Brigitta and the lesson of realism; Mühlbach, Ranke, and the truth of historical fiction; regional histories as national history in Freytag's Die Ahnen; gender and nation in Louise von François's historical fiction; theory, reputation, and the career of Friedrich Spielhagen; Wilhelm Raabe and the German colonial experience; the poetics of work in Freytag, Stifter, and Raabe; Jewish identity in Berthold Auerbach's novels; Eugenie Marlitt's narratives of virtuous desire; the appeal of Karl May in the Wilhelmine Empire; Thomas Mann's portrayal of male-male desire in his early short fiction; and Fontane's Effi Briest and the end of realism. Contributors: Robert C. Holub, Brent O. Petersen, Lynne Tatlock, Thomas C. Fox, Jeffrey L. Sammons, John Pizer, Hans J. Rindisbacher, Irene S. Di Maio, Kirsten Belgum, Nina Berman, Robert Tobin, Russell A. Berman. Todd Kontje is professor of German at the University of California, San Diego
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UkCbUP
Dewey number
830.9/12
Index
index present
LC call number
PT345
LC item number
.C59 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kontje, Todd Curtis
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • German literature
  • Realism in literature
Label
A companion to German realism, 1848-1900, edited by Todd Kontje
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 May 2017)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
CR9781571136107
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 412 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571136107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A companion to German realism, 1848-1900, edited by Todd Kontje
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 May 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781571136107
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 412 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571136107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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