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By Raymond Furness

Containing entries on over 400 authors of fiction, poetry and drama from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, this worthwhile paintings of reference offers fabric of a variety and intensity that no different ebook at the topic in English attains. For the second one variation, the entries were up-to-date to incorporate the newest works of German literature. a couple of new entries were further, dealing particularly with the East German literary scene and the altering literary panorama after reunification. as well as uncomplicated biographical proof, the significant other bargains summaries, details on involvement in literary teams and political advancements, faculties and pursuits, severe phrases and elements of the opposite arts, together with movie.

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Collections of Novellen (Rosen aus Galgenholz) were also published in the 1920s, followed by the next novel Das groβe Alkahest (1926, republished as Der Starost in 1938): like Atum, the alcahest or acidum universale of Paracelsus represents a supernatural power which invalidates human greed and aspiration. The undemanding nature of Bergengruen’s style and the quasireligious atmosphere invoked by many of his stories made him a very popular writer: extremely prolific, he published a succession of novels, Novellen and also poetry.

Aufzeichnungen, Materialien, Dokumente (1983) and Reise in die Kindheit (1988), and his other volumes of poetry (Gleiwitzer Kindheit (1976) and Die Zeit danach (1974)) are autobiographically based. Bakunin. Eine Invention (1972) traces the failure of a researcher to uncover the truth about the declining years of the nineteenth-century anarchist revolutionary, while Königswald (1984) presents eight aristocratic ladies and their maid trapped for a time in a castle in Bohemia with a group of SS troops as the Americans and Russians advance from different directions.

Eine Invention (1972) traces the failure of a researcher to uncover the truth about the declining years of the nineteenth-century anarchist revolutionary, while Königswald (1984) presents eight aristocratic ladies and their maid trapped for a time in a castle in Bohemia with a group of SS troops as the Americans and Russians advance from different directions. Poems: Wer antwortet wem (1991). Bierbaum, Otto Julius (1865–1910) Poet, novelist, playwright and co-founder of the art journal Pan (1895) and the literary journal Die Insel (1899), from which the Insel-Verlag was to develop, Bierbaum demonstrated a restless talent which perfectly exemplified the disparate and often confused tendencies of the literary scene of the ‘Jahrhundertwende’.

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