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The Cambridge Companion to the Modern German Novel
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The Cambridge Companion to the Modern German Novel, first published in 2004, provides a broad ranging introduction to the major trends in the development of the German novel from the 1890s to the present. Written by an international team of experts, it encompasses both modernist and realist traditions, and also includes a look back to the roots of the modern novel in the Bildungsroman of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The structure is broadly chronological, but thematically-focused chapters examine topics such as gender anxiety, images of the city, war, and women's writing; within each chapter, key works are selected for close attention. Unique in its combination of breadth of coverage and detailed analysis of individual works, and featuring a chronology and guides to further reading, this Companion will be indispensable to students and teachers.

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'German scholars and those with an interest in German literature in translation will find this Companion both readable and informative about the key themes of literature in German since the late nineteenth century.'

Source: Reference Reviews

' … there is much food for thought here. The contributors' enthusiasm sends one out to explore or rediscover many brilliant and important novels. Every librarian and every academic in the field should be ordering this book, and every student asking for it in her Christmas stocking.'

Source: MLR

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