Summary Book Review A Companion to the Works of Grimmelshausen by Karl F. Otto:
Download or read book A Companion to the Works of Grimmelshausen written by Karl F. Otto and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2003 with total page 415 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hans Jacob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (ca. 1621-1676) is the most significant (and still readable) author of seventeenth-century German novels. His Abenteuerlicher Simplicius Simplicissimus remains the one German novel of its time that has attained the stature of "world literature": its unique mix of violent action and solitary reflection, its superlative humor, its realistic portrayal of a peasant turned soldier turned hermit has made it the longest-running bestseller in German literature. Read by students and scholars in comparative literature, history, and German, and by those interested in the development of the picaresque novel in Europe, the work and its "Continuations" have increasingly occupied scholars around the world, who have in recent years shown it to be a work of subtle structure and characterization, bearing the imprint of the most advanced political thinking of the time, and showing the influences of some of the most significant works of world literature, including Cervantes' Don Quixote and Barclay's Argenis. This volume of essays by leading Grimmelshausen scholars from Germany, the United States, and England provides analyses of significant topics in his life and works, including questions of genre, structure, satire, allegory, narratology, political thought, religion, morality, humor, realism, and mortality. Contributors: Christoph E. Schweitzer, Italo Michele Battafarano, Klaus Haberkamm, Rosmarie Zeller, Andreas Solbach, Dieter Breuer, Lynne Tatlock, Peter Hess, Shannon Keenan Greene, and Alan Menhennet. Karl F. Otto is Professor of German at the University of Pennsylvania and has written extensively on German Baroque literature.
Summary Book Review Günter Grass's Use of Baroque Literature by Alexander Weber:
Download or read book Günter Grass's Use of Baroque Literature written by Alexander Weber and published by MHRA. This book was released on 1995 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first study to discuss the affinity between Grass's complete works and baroque literature. Grass's employment of baroque literature is of particular interest because it takes up a tradition from which German literature has long broken away. Alexander Weber's argument moves from an outline of general thematic parallels in the early works to an analysis of the conscious use of baroque literature in Der Butt and Das Treffen in Telgte. He offers both a close reading of Grass and general reflections on how a past literary tradition can be adopted by a modern writer. The study focuses on the themes of vanity, carpe diem, and Senecan Stoicism in the early works; it discusses parallels between the rhetorical structure of the courtly-historical novel and Der Butt and traces the artist's melancholy and baroque allegories in Der Butt and Das Treffen in Telgte.
Summary Book Review The German Idea of Militarism by Nicholas Stargardt:
Download or read book The German Idea of Militarism written by Nicholas Stargardt and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1994-03-17 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 1994 book examines the development of the modern idea of militarism from the 1860s until the outbreak of World War I.
Summary Book Review Enlightenment and Political Fiction by Cecilia Miller:
Download or read book Enlightenment and Political Fiction written by Cecilia Miller and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-22 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The easy accessibility of political fiction in the long eighteenth century made it possible for any reader or listener to enter into the intellectual debates of the time, as much of the core of modern political and economic theory was to be found first in the fiction, not the theory, of this age. Amusingly, many of these abstract ideas were presented for the first time in stories featuring less-than-gifted central characters. The five particular works of fiction examined here, which this book takes as embodying the core of the Enlightenment, focus more on the individual than on social group. Nevertheless, in these same works of fiction, this individual has responsibilities as well as rights—and these responsibilities and rights apply to every individual, across the board, regardless of social class, financial status, race, age, or gender. Unlike studies of the Enlightenment which focus only on theory and nonfiction, this study of fiction makes evident that there was a vibrant concern for the constructive as well as destructive aspects of emotion during the Enlightenment, rather than an exclusive concern for rationality.
Author :Former Head of Social Science Division Rand Corporation Santa Monica California Robert Maciver Professor of Social and Political Science Hans Speier Publisher :Oxford University Press on Demand Release Date :1989 ISBN 10 :9780195058758 Pages :381 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (875 users download)
Summary Book Review The Truth in Hell and Other Essays on Politics and Culture, 1935-1987 by Former Head of Social Science Division Rand Corporation Santa Monica California Robert Maciver Professor of Social and Political Science Hans Speier:
Download or read book The Truth in Hell and Other Essays on Politics and Culture, 1935-1987 written by Former Head of Social Science Division Rand Corporation Santa Monica California Robert Maciver Professor of Social and Political Science Hans Speier and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1989 with total page 381 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These essays by one of the pioneers of sociology are grouped in five categories: social theory, war and militarism, public opinion and propaganda, the history of literature, and ""the present and the future""
Download or read book Cultures of Neurasthenia written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-08-22 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Neurasthenia, meaning nerve weakness, was ‘invented’ in the United States as a disorder of modernity, caused by the fast pace of urban life. Soon after, from the early 1880s onwards, this modern disease crossed the Atlantic. Neurasthenia became much less ‘popular’ in Britain or the Netherlands than in Germany. This book explores neurasthenia’s many-sided history from a comparative perspective.
Summary Book Review A New History of German Literature by David E. Wellbery:
Download or read book A New History of German Literature written by David E. Wellbery and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 1038 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a collection of essays on key events, works, themes, and other aspects of German literary history, the entries focus on particular literary works, events in the life of the authors, historical moments, pieces of music, technological innovations, and theatrical and cinematic premiers.
Summary Book Review Mexico, from Independence to Revolution, 1810-1910 by William Dirk Raat:
Download or read book Mexico, from Independence to Revolution, 1810-1910 written by William Dirk Raat and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1982-01-01 with total page 1080 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first classroom reader devoted exclusively to nineteeth-century Mexican history, this volume brings together twenty-six essays and primary documents treating Mexico's Age of Caudillos. The readings—many by Mexican politicians, historians, and commentators and available here in English for the first time—are organized into four groups representing major eras in the early national development of Mexico: Independence, the age of Santa Anna, La Reforma and the French Intervention, and the Porfiriato. The selections range from autobiography to political and economic history, from the history of ideas to philosophy and social history. The interpretive essays represent both traditional and revisionist views, while the primary materials comprise both political documents and contemporary personal accounts.
Summary Book Review Tradition and Innovation in Folk Literature by Wolfgang Mieder:
Download or read book Tradition and Innovation in Folk Literature written by Wolfgang Mieder and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-08-11 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, first published in 1987, Wolfgang Mieder follows the intriguing trail of some of the best known pieces of folk literature, tracing them from their roots to modern uses in advertising, journalism, politics, cartoons, and poetry. He reveals both the remarkable adaptability of these tales and how each variation reflects cultural and historical changes. Fairy tales, legends, folk songs, riddles, nursery rhymes, and proverbs are passed from generation to generation, changing both in form and meaning with each use. This book will be of interest to students of literature.
Summary Book Review Antisemitism by Richard S. Levy:
Download or read book Antisemitism written by Richard S. Levy and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2005 with total page 828 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by top scholars in an accessible manner, this unique encyclopedia offers worldwide coverage of the origins, forms, practitioners, and effects of antisemitism, leading to the Holocaust and surviving to the present day. * 650 A-Z entries by over 200 scholars from 21 countries * Illustrations such as caricatures, political cartoons, maps, and pictures of famous antisemites and historical episodes * Citations of recent literature that follow each entry * Detailed index listing people, places, concepts, and events that enables users to find information about subjects not treated in dedicated articles * Direction at the end of each entry to other articles with special relevance to the topic
Summary Book Review Englanders and Huns by James Hawes:
Download or read book Englanders and Huns written by James Hawes and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-02-13 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A completely fresh look at the enmity between Britain and Germany that all but destroyed Europe. Half a century before 1914, most Britons saw the Germans as poor and rather comical cousins - and most Germans looked up to the British as their natural mentors. Over the next five decades, each came to think that the other simply had to be confronted - in Europe, in Africa, in the Pacific and at last in the deadly race to cover the North Sea with dreadnoughts. But why? Why did so many Britons come to see in Germany everything that was fearful and abhorrent? Why did so many Germans come to see any German who called dobbel fohltwhile playing Das Lawn Tennisas the dupe of a global conspiracy? Packed with long-forgotten stories such as the murder of Queen Victoria's cook in Bohn, the disaster to Germany's ironclads under the White Cliffs, bizarre early colonial clashes and the precise, dark moment when Anglophobia begat modern anti-Semitism, this is the fifty-year saga of the tragic, and often tragicomic, delusions and miscalculations that led to the defining cataclysm of our times - the breaking of empires and the womb of horrors, the Great War. Richly illustrated with the words and pictures that formed our ancestors' disastrous opinions, it will forever change the telling of this fateful tale.
Summary Book Review Conversations with John Le Carré by John Le Carré:
Download or read book Conversations with John Le Carré written by John Le Carré and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2004 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Master spy thriller writer John le Carré talks about his craft, the nature of language, the literature he loves, and the ways his life influences the creation of his novels and his characters in this collection of engaging interviews with George Plimpton, Melvyn Bragg, and other luminaries. Simultaneous.
Summary Book Review Publishing Culture and the "reading Nation" by Lynne Tatlock:
Download or read book Publishing Culture and the "reading Nation" written by Lynne Tatlock and published by Camden House. This book was released on 2010 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays examining aspects of German book history -- in relation to writers, readers, and publishers -- from the 1780s to the 1930s.