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The German Tradition in Literature 1871-1945 - Ronald Gray

The German Tradition in Literature 1871-1945

Paperback Published: 19th December 1977
ISBN: 9780521292788
Number Of Pages: 396

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For Dr Gray German literature since 1871 has been dominated by one intellectual trend: the tendency to think in polar opposites which are felt to be both diametrically opposed and yet capable of fusion, of synthesis. In tracing this trend in literature, he is led to enquire how far the same preoccupations were linked with the German history of the time. In short, did the main literary tradition help to create an atmosphere in which the tyranny of 1933 to 1945 could establish itself. In this 1965 text, Dr Gray uses a combination of broad survey and detailed analysis. The opening chapters isolate and define the tradition, and in a wide sweep show its influence wherever it is to be found in modern German literature, relating it to contemporary events. There are detailed studies of Thomas Mann and Rilke, Hofmannsthal's Der Schwierige and English resistance to German literature.

Introduction: the German tradition
Writers and Politics
Writers and politics: 1871âÇô1918
Writers and politics: 1918âÇô1933
Writers and politics: 1933âÇô1945
Thomas Mann
Buddenbrooks (1)
Buddenbrooks (2)'
Tonio Kr¶ger; Death in Venice
the Magic Mountain
Mario and the Magician
The 'Joseph' novels
Dr Faustus
Rilke's poetry
Rilke and mysticism
Malte Laurids Brigge; The Duino Elegies
The Sonnets to Orpheus
Reshaping the Tradition
Hofmannsthal and Der Schwierige
English resistance to German literature from Coleridge to
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ISBN: 9780521292788
ISBN-10: 0521292786
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 19th December 1977
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.5