shop by

Historical Dictionary of Postwar German Literature (Hardcover)

Author: Grange, William

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Some authors have strongly criticized attempts to rebuild a German literary culture in the aftermath of World War II, while others have actively committed themselves to "dealing with the German past." Some Austrian and Swiss writers have found certain contradictions of contemporary life troubling, while others have found these contradictions as humorous or even worth celebrating. German postwar literature has, in the minds of some observers, developed a kind of split personality. In view of the traumatic monstrosities of the previous century, this development might seem logical.
Historical Dictionary of Postwar German Literature is devoted to modern literature produced in the German language - whether from Germany, Austria, or Switzerland - or from writers using German in other countries. This volume covers an extensive period of time, beginning in 1945 at what was called "zero hour" for German literature and proceeding into the 21st century. This is done through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries em writers, such as Nobel Prize-winners Heinrich Boll, Gunter Grass, Elias Canetti, Elfriede Jelinek, and W. G. Sebald. There are also entries on individual works, genres, movements, literary styles, and forms.


Publisher Scarecrow Pr
Mfg Part# 9780810859654
SKU 210895559
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0810859653
Release Date 8/16/2009
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0298
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Series Part 32
Sold Out
Sorry, you missed the deal!
This product is currently not available.
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
Buy From Other Sellers (0)
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders


We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.


You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo