MY ACCOUNT   SHOPPING CART   
 
Home Browse Imprints and Partners Join Our Email List For Authors About Us Contact Us


Gottfried Keller and His Critics

$60.00

Availability  Out of stock


Place Back Order

Add to Wish List

The works of Gottfried Keller (1819-1890) rank alongside those of Goethe and Thomas Mann, yet this volume is the first in any language to examine the critical assessment and scholarly expertise devoted to him, ranging from the early stages of journalistic criticism to the present day. Professor Ruppel begins by exploring the literary industry in the nineteenth century, the literary market place, the tastes of the reading public, and the expectations of editors, before going on to survey representative journalistic assessments of Keller's writing, including critical correspondence from Keller's contemporaries. Subsequent chapters examine in chronological order the most important milestones in Keller scholarship, particularly twentieth-century criticism and the Anglo-American tradition. There is also a brief history of the translations of Keller's works into English, investigating some of the difficulties confronting English translators of Keller's poetically creative German. The study concludes with an overview of recent scholarly assessments covering the past twenty-five years.

Reviews

'a carefully researched and well-written ation to the Camden House series. It succeeds admirably in providing a representative picture of the best of Keller scholarship.' YEARS WORK IN MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES'Ruppel's work will be an indispensable resource.' GERMAN QUARTERLY'Ruppel provides a magisterial overview of the voluminous critical literature on Keller publihsed in the last 150 years.' GERMANISTIK 'An interesting and lucid narrative....An impressive achievement.' SEMINAR

Details

First Published: 10 Sep 1998
13 Digit ISBN: 9781571130556
Size: 22.8 x 15.2
Binding: Hardback
Imprint: Camden House
Series: Literary Criticism in Perspective
Subject: German Literature

Details updated on 21 Dec 2014