A Companion to Twentieth-Century German Literature

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Raymond Furness, Malcolm Humble
Taylor & Francis, Mar 9, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 328 pages
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Containing entries on over four hundred authors of fiction, poetry and drama from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, this invaluable work of reference presents material of a range and depth that no other book on the subject in English attains. For the second edition, the entries have been updated to include the most recent works of German literature. A number of new entries have been added, dealing in particular with the East German literary scene and the changing literary landscape after reunification.
In addition to basic biographical facts, the Companion offers summaries, information on involvement in literary groups and political developments, schools and movements, critical terms and aspects of the other arts, including film.

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Furness is professor of German at St. Andrews University. He has published widely on late 19th- and 20th-century German literature.

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