German Quarterly

Quarterly journal specializing in topics on German history, literature, culture, and film.

Articles from April 2004

A Companion to German Realism 1848-1900
Kontje, Todd, ed. A Companion to German Realism 1848-1900. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2002. 412 pp. $79.00 hardcover. Todd Kontje's title to his introduction, "Reawakening German Realism," would be a more appropriate title for the collection as a...
"A Nothing, if it could be thought:" Shadows of Diotima in Susette Gontard's Letters to Friedrich Holderlin
Du batest mich auch, Dir einige meiner Gedanken und Ideen zu Worten zu bilden. lieber! alle meine Außerungen gehoren nur Dir. Mein Geist, meine Seele spiegeln sich in Dir, Du gibst, was sich geben laßt, in so schoner Form, als ich es nie konnte, und...
A Study of the Major Novellas of E. T. A. Hoffmann
19th Century Literature and Culture Roder, Birgit. A Study of the Major Novellas of E. T. A. Hoffmann. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2003. xiii + 193 pp. $60.00 hardcover. The first question invited by the title of Birgit Roder's book concerns the choice...
Ava's New Testament Narratives: "When the Old Law Passed Away"
12th-17th Century Literature and Culture Rushing, James A., Jr.Ava's New Testament Narratives: "When the Ola Law Passed Away. " Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 2003. 235 pp. $12.00 paperback. This second volume...
Editor's Note
With the exception of Florian Geizer's lead-off article, all articles in this volume were accepted for publication by the outgoing editorial team, Dagmar Lorenz and Lilian Friedberg. All articles in this volume were edited by Susanne Kord and Astrid...
Fontane's Unwiederbringlich: A Bakhtinian Reading
It is often said that the speech of characters in Theodor Fontane's novels is pervaded by his own distinctive voice-urbane, amused, expansive, and tolerant. Thomas Mann's well-known quip that Fontane submits all of God's creation to his Fontane-Ton (13)...
Fritz Kredel: das buchkunstlerische Werk in Deutschland und Amerika
Salter, Ronald. Fritz Kredel: das buchkunstlerische Werk in Deutschland und Amerika. Rudolstadt: Burgart-Presse, 2003. (Bibliographischer Druck der Burgart-Presse Jens Henkel; 6). euro75.00 (Normalausg.), euro450.00 (Vorzugsausg.). The author and publisher...
Gunter Grass
Mayer-Iswandy, Claudia. Gunter Grass. Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2002. 245pp. euro9.50 paperback. Gunter Grass is the most recent of the dtv portrait series, "Biographien bedeutender Frauen und Manner aus Geschichte, Literatur, Philosophie,...
Gustav Stresemann. Weimar's Greatest Statesman
Wright, Jonathan. Gustav Stresemann. Weimar's Greatest Statesman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xvii + 569 pp. $39.95 hardcover. This biography is detailed, shows measured judgment, and leaves a sympathetic impression of its subject. Wright...
Hitler's Heroines: Stardom and Womanhood in Nazi Cinema
Ascheid, Antje. Hitler's Heroines: Stardom and Womanhood in Nazi Cinema. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003. 288 pp. $19.95 paperback. In 1943, Nazi propaganda minister Josef Goebbels decreed that all beauty salons in the Third Reich would...
Kino der Kaiserzeit. Zwischen Tradition und Moderne
20th Century Literature and Culture Elsaesser, Thomas, und Michael Wedel, eds. Kino der Kaiserzeit. Zwischen Tradition und Moderne. Munchen: Richard Boerberg, 2002. 429 pp. euro29.50 paperback. The broad parameters of German cinema in the Weimar Republic,...
Mahler contra Wagner: The Philosophical Legacy of Romanticism in Gustav Mahler's Third and Fourth Symphonies1
In recent years, scholars working in the held of German Cultural Studies have produced a substantial number of texts about Richard Wagner and the cultural-political dimensions of his work. In practice, the Cultural Studies movement reproduces thereby,...
Music in the Works of Broch, Mann, and Kafka
Hargraves, John A. Music in the Works of Broch, Mann, and Kafka. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2001. 204 pp. $65.00 hardcover. Although the discipline of literary criticism has long ago embraced the notion of intertextuality and inter-art aesthetics,...
Putting Stones in Place: Anne Duden and German Acts of Memory1
"If ever there were a Sisyphean image of hopelessly heaving weight upward, it is the German with his burden of history. Damned if you do; damned if you don't." -Tom L. Freudenheim (146) Germany's current memory boom, most notably the construction of...
The East German Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives in the Interpretation of the GDR
Ross, Corey. The East German Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives in the Interpretation of the GDR. London: Arnold; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. x + 221 pp. $19.95 paperback. Modeled on Ian Kershaw's analysis of the Nazi Dictatorship,...
Weimarer Republik 1918-1933
Leiß, Ingo, and Hermann Stadler. Weimarer Republik 1918-1933. Deutsche Literaturgeschichte 9. Munchen: dtv, 2003. 414 pp. euro11.00 paperback. In Weimarer Republik (1918-1933) Ingo Leiß and Hermann Stadier examine the pluralistic literary production...
West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past, 1945-1955
Wiesen, S. Jonathan. West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past, 4945-1955. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. 352 pp. $39.95 hardcover. Jonathan Wiesen's brilliant book focuses on the first decade of postwar West Germany,...
Zeitlekturen. Ansatze zu einer Kybernetik der Zeit
Van Eikels, Kai. Zeitlekturen. Ansatze zu einer Kybernetik der Zeit. Wurzburg: Konigshausen & Neumann, 2002. 681 pp. euro76.00 hardcover. This ambitious and dense study, the published version of Van Eikels' 2000 dissertation at the Universitat Hamburg,...
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