The Shifting Fortunes of Wilhelm Raabe

The Shifting Fortunes of Wilhelm Raabe

Jeffrey L. Sammons

Paperback
$65.00

Camden House

Overview

Overview

Chronicles the most important scholarly criticism of the 19th-century German writer Wilhelm Raabe, from his day to the present.
Wilhem Raabe (1831-1910), the most gifted German novelist between Goethe and Fontane, was a kind of German Victorian writer, a counterpart to Dickens and Thackeray, by whom he was profoundly influenced. The reassessment and upgrading of his literary achievement has been one of the liveliest topics of German literary scholarship - much influenced by British and American contributions - of the last thirty years. This process has involved a rescue from a cult of idolatry that grew up around his death and evolved into a Nazi allegiance that for a time sank his reputation.

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September 1992
178 pages
21.6x17 in
Literary Criticism in Perspective
ISBN: 9781879751088
Format: Paperback
Camden House
BIC DSB
BISAC LIT004170
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