Carl Zuckmayer Criticism

Carl Zuckmayer Criticism

Tracing Endangered Fame

Hans Wagener


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Camden House



Critical survey of the most significant scholarly literature devoted to the neglected German playwright Carl Zuckmayer.
Carl Zuckmayer (1890-1971) ranks with Bertolt Brecht and Gerhart Hauptmann as one of the most popular and significant German dramatists of the twentieth century; The Merry Vineyard (1925), marking the end of German Expressionism, his comedy The Captain of Köpenick (1931), a scathing satire of German militarism, and The Devil's General (1946), about a Nazi general and German resistance, are among the most frequently performed plays in German theatrical history. Wagener traces the development of Zuckmayer criticism from reviews to general assessments, from a biographical approach to the New Criticism and finally feminist criticism, paying particular attention to the role of the Carl Zuckmayer Society in the critical discourse about this neglected author.


July 1995
208 pages
22.8x15.2 in
Literary Criticism in Perspective
ISBN: 9781571130648
Format: Hardback
Camden House
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"The coverage of the critical literature is a model of thoroughness. Wagener's judgements on the various critical pieces are judicious and well formulated." Anthony Grenville, MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW

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