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By Nicholas Boyle

German literature in all genres and from all historic classes has exerted a major impact at the heritage of western notion. From Martin Luther, Frederick Schiller, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht, and Gunter Grass, Germany has produced a powerful variety of nice writers and nice works. In German Literature: a really brief Introduction, Nicholas Boyle illuminates the actual personality and tool of German literature and explores its effect at the higher cultural global. Boyle offers an engrossing journey of German literature from the center a while to the twentieth century, focussing in particular at the final 250 years. He examines key topics like idealism, modernism, materialism, trauma and reminiscence, displaying how they've got imbued the nice German writers with such particular voices. certainly, this short creation bargains large assurance of German literature, revealing the hyperlinks among German literature and the German country, studying the literary and philosophical responses of German writers to social, political, and fiscal swap, and searching out the connections among Germany's highbrow traditions and its frequently violent and tragic history.

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126 Celan, P. 145–8, representation 18 Charles V 32 chivalrous literature 28, seventy five Christianity 6, nine, 60, sixty five, 70, eighty two, eighty four, ninety one, ninety six, 100–1 church 8–9, 18, 32–3, 36–7, forty-one, forty six, fifty four, sixty seven, 152 ‘civilization’ 19, a hundred and twenty, 122, 126 ‘classical’ interval eleven, 15–16, 23–4, 59–60, 89, ninety six, a hundred, 102, 104, one hundred twenty five, 133, 148, representation 7 Darwin, C. ninety four, ninety six, one hundred ten, 113 Dawes Plan 123 Defoe, D. 38, forty deism nine, forty five, forty eight Denmark forty-one, sixty one, 137 melancholy 17, 22 Descartes, R. 30, 37 ‘Deutschland, Deutschland über alles’ thirteen Dickens, C. 88 Döblin, A. 132–3, 153 Drama eleven, 28, 33, forty, forty five, 49–52, 54–7, 60–1, sixty three, 70, seventy three, seventy six, 87–8, ninety two, ninety seven, a hundred and one, 104, 110–12, 116–17, 123–4, 128–9, 137–9, 149–51, 153 Dresden 39, forty six, sixty one, ninety seven, 136, 157 Droste-Hülshoff, A. 90–1, 106 dualism 30 Dürer, A. 29–30 Dürrenmatt, F. 2 164 Eckhart (‘Meister Eckhart’) 28, 34 schooling nine, 36, sixty one, 63–4, sixty six, ninety six, 132 Eichendorff, J. seventy four, 89 Eichmann, A. 22 Einstein, A. 123 emigration 17, 32, fifty four, 136, 142–4, 158 empires 18, 76–8, one hundred twenty, 132, 158 Engels, F. 17, 24, eighty one, eighty three England, Britain 7–10, 18–19, 23, 34, 38, 80–1, 107, one hundred twenty, 128, 155–6, 158 Enlightenment nine, 37–40, 45–6, fifty five, 58–9, sixty four, sixty six, seventy eight, a hundred and one, 130–1, 139–41, 156 Enzensberger, H. M. 148 Erfurt forty four Eulenspiegel 28 Europe 2, 15, 27, 29, 36–9, forty nine, fifty one, sixty six, 70, 74–6, 104, 113–15, 122–3, 132, 139–40, 147, 149 Expressionism 123, 136 G Galsworthy, J. 113 Gauss, C. F. forty seven ‘Geistesgeschichte’ 124, 129 Gelnhausen 35 genius 47–8, fifty two, sixty one, 138 George II 38 George III forty seven George, S. 105–6, 124–5, 131, 136, representation thirteen German Democratic Republic 2, 24–6, 143–4, 147–50, 154–7 German Federal Republic (‘Bonn Republic’) 2, 23–5, 143–4, 147–50, 153–7 Germanic Federation thirteen, eighty four German language 2, 28, 32, 34, forty, 49–50, seventy five, 111, 132, 154, 158 F famine 14 Faust 33, 45–6, forty nine, 52–4, 64–5, 78–9, eighty five, 89, 141–2 Faust-book, see: heritage of Dr John Faust feudalism 27–8, 37 Feuerbach, L. 81–3, ninety seven Fichte, J. G. sixty three, sixty five, sixty eight, seventy two, 74–5 Fielding, J. forty, forty four, forty seven First international conflict 19, 116, 134, 142 folk-songs 28, 48–9, seventy five, eighty three, 133 Fontane, T. 107–11, 114 France 7, eight, 19, 20, 23, 25, 35, 37–8, forty, 45–6, 48–9, a hundred sixty five Index 62–4, 68–9, seventy four, 80–1, 84–6, one hundred and five, one hundred twenty, 122, 132 Franco-Prussian battle thirteen, ninety six, a hundred Frankfurt 33, 35–6, 39, 48–9, fifty four, seventy five, one hundred twenty five, a hundred thirty, a hundred and forty four, one hundred fifty, 156 Frankfurt Parliament thirteen, 15, ninety eight Frederick II, ‘ the nice’ 22, forty six, 151 unfastened alternate 14, 17, 18 freedom eleven, 32, 36, 50, 59–61, sixty eight, 86, ninety four, 114, a hundred and twenty, 122, one hundred forty, 158 French language 38, one hundred and five French Revolution of 1789 63–5, 70–1, 74–5, seventy eight, 86, one hundred fifty French Revolution of 1830 eighty, eighty four Freytag, G. 94–5 Friedrich II, see Frederick II, ‘the nice’ Friedrich Wilhelm IV thirteen Fromm, E. one hundred thirty Fronde 7 E German Literature Hagedorn, F. 38 Halle 36 Hamburg 38–40, forty six Hanover 38, 154 Hapsburg family members 32, 34 Hardenberg, F. sixty six, 72–3, 131 Hauptmann, G. 110–13, 136 Haydn, J. ninety six, a hundred Hebbel, F. 92–3, ninety seven Hegel, G. W. F. sixty six, 70–1, seventy six, seventy eight, 80–2, 92–3, ninety seven Heidegger, M. 124, 126, 132, one hundred thirty five, 156, representation 17 Heine, H. 83–5, 89, ninety two, ninety seven, one hundred ten Helen of Troy 33, fifty two, sixty five, seventy nine Herder, J. G. 48–9, fifty four, fifty seven, sixty five, seventy five Hesse, H. 133–4, 140–1, one hundred forty four hexameter forty-one, representation nine Heym, G.

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