Trails in No-Man's Land

Trails in No-Man's Land

Essays in Cultural and Literary History

Karl S. Guthke

Hardback
$75.00

Camden House

Overview

Overview

Collection of essays on German and European literature.
The essays on German and European literature assembled in this volume view literary works in their broader cultural contexts — as, for example, from the vantage point of the history of science, of political life, of patterns of taste in the arts, or as viewed in the framework of broad anthropological issues. Sometimes the most interesting viewpoint has to do with conventions of everyday life. In these essays a literary text poses a puzzling question inviting inquiry; pursuing it, Professor Guthke takes his readers on an expedition into regions of the terres inconnues of human life and thought and sensibilities.
The essays include, among others: Poetry in an Age of Science: Albrecht von Haller and the Crisis of the Enlightenment; A Delicate Balance: Lessing and the Jews; The King of the Weimar Republic: Hauptmann's Role in Political Life; In Search of B. Traven, Mystery Man; Last Words: A Convention in Life and Letters; Life from the End: Last Words in Narrative Biography; and Last Words in Shakespeare's Plays.

Details

January 1994
272 pages
9x6 in
Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
ISBN: 9781879751545
Format: Hardback
Camden House
BIC DSB
BISAC LIT004170
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