German Quarterly

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

Articles from October 2004

Arno Schmidt's Zettels Traum: An Analysis
Langbehn, Volker. Arno Schmidt's Zettels Traum: An Analysis, Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2003. 212 pp. $70.00 hardcover. Die vorliegende Untersuchung, eine für den Druck überarbeitete Dissertation an der University of Minnesota, möchte einem englischsprachlichen...
Beethoven: Werk und Wirkung
Hermand, Jost. Beethoven: Werk und Wirkung. Köln: Böhlau, 2003.278 S. euro24.95 hardcover. Jost Hermand hat in den vergangenen Jahren eine Fülle an Büchern vorgelegt, die ihn als Universalhistoriker deutscher Kultur ausweisen und in denen er kulturhistorische...
Berlin's Forgotten Future. City, History, and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Germany
18th and 19th Century Literature and Culture Erlin, Matt. Berlin's Forgotten Future. City, History, and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Germany. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2004 (UNC Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures 127). 216...
Beyond the Wandering Jew: Anti-Semitism and Narrative Supersession in Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre
Interpreters of Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre have long been at odds over how to approach several anti-Semitic passages, especially in light of the pervasive irony and narrative perspectivism of the novel. This article identifies a paradoxical logic linking...
Bücher über Bücher. Das Medium Buch in Romanen des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts
Nelles, Jürgen. Bücher über Bücher. Das Medium Buch in Romanen des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2002. 331 pp. euro 30.00 paperback. Jürgen Neues' Monografie widmet sich einem spannenden Thema: der Selbstreferentialität...
Child Nazi
Okopenko, Andreas. Child Nazi. Trans. Michael Mitchell. Riverside, CA: Ariadne P, 2003. 139 pp. $16.50 paperback. The Austrian writer Andreas Okopenko (* 1930) is not well-known beyond the literary circles of Austria and perhaps not familiar at all...
Das offene Geheimnis: Zur literarischen Produktivität eines Tabus von Winckelmann bis zu Thomas Mann
Cultural Studies Detering, Heinrich. Das offene Geheimnis: Zur literarischen Produktivität eines Tabus von Winckelmann bis zu Thomas Mann. 2nd. rev. ed. (Studienausgabe). Göttingen: Wallstein, 1994, 2002. 431 pp. euro26.00 paperback. Wie weitgehend...
Innocent Action and Splendid Spectacle: Fascism and Entertainment in Harry Piel's Movie Die Welt ohne Maske (1934)1
Actor, filmmaker, and producer Harry Piel was the first pop-culture icon of the German movie industry during the early decades of the twentieth century. His high tech action thriller Die Welt ohne Maske from 1934 dramatizes the invention of an "über-television,"...
Junges deutsches Theater in den USA: Interview mit Kerstin Specht über ihre Theaterstücke, 14. Mai 2004, Atlanta, GA
Britta Kallin (BK): Ihr Theaterstück Froschkönigin hatte vor zwei Wochen Premiere im PushPush Theater in Atlanta. Wie gefällt Ihnen die Aufführung in englischer Übersetzung von Claudia Wilsch für ein amerikanisches Publikum? Kerstin Specht (KS): Die...
Kafkas letzter Freund
Wetscherek, Hugo, ed. Kafkas letzter Freund. Vienna: Inlibris, 2003, 312 pp. euro65.00 hardcover. Renown came posthumously for Kafka. But the small circle of friends who venerated him during his lifetime did not have to wait long to see their taste...
Kontingenz und Gewalt. Semiotische Strukturen und erzählte Welt in Alfred Döblins Roman
Baum, Michael. Kontingenz und Gewalt. Semiotische Strukturen und erzählte Welt in Alfred Döblins Roman Berlin Alexanderplatz. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2003. 265 pp. euro44.00 paperback. Interpreting Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz in its totality...
Literature of the Sturm und Drang. The Camden House History of German Literature
Hill, David, ed. Literature of the Sturm und Drang. The Camden House History of German Literature. VoI 6. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2003. 377 pp. $80 hardcover. This collection of essays on the literature of the Sturm und Drang (1770-1779) is a most...
Marlitt's World: Domestic Fiction in an Age of Empire
This essay explores how questions of emigration and empire resonate within E. Marlitt's fiction. While she encourages her readers to remain at home and occasionally employs ethnic stereotypes to describe foreigners in the German Heimat, she also condemns...
Modern German Political Drama 1980-2000
Haas, Birgt. Modern German Political Drama 1980-2000. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2003. 239 pp. $75.00 hardcover. In her study, Birgit Haas seeks to provide "an overview of recent developments" (vii) in the theatrical realm that are related to, or...
Reconceptualizing East German Popular Literature via the Science Fiction Niche1
Existing popular cultural theories of production and reader response are inadequate to describe science fiction in East Germany. The genre cannot be considered a propaganda tool of the Socialist Unity Party (SED) nor can it be interpreted wholly as a...
Schweigende Tropen: Studien zu einer Ästhetik der Ohnmacht
Hofmann, Gert. Schweigende Trafen: Studien zu einer Ästhetik der Ohnmacht. Tübingen: A. Francke, 2003. 284 pp. euro48.00 hardcover. Gert Hofmanns Buch ist der erste Band der vielversprechenden Reihe "Edition Kairos: Kulturwissenschaft und Ästhetik,"...
Sozialgeschichte des Lesens: Zur historischen Entwicklung und sozialen Differenzierung der literarischen Kommunikation in Deutschland
Schneider, Jost. Sozialgeschichte des Lesens: Zur historischen Entwicklung und sozialen Differenzierung der literarischen Kommunikation in Deutschland. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2004. 483 pp. euro49.95 hardcover. Schneiders ehrgeiziges Unternehmen...
The Critical Response to Robert Musil's The Man without Qualities
Mehigan, Tim. The Critical Response to Robert Musil's The Man without Qualities. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2003. 185 pp. $60.00 hardcover. Tim Mehigan sets out to shed "light on how MusiPs novel has been received and understood by successive generations...
The Nazi Abduction of Ganymede: Representations of Male Homosexuality in Postwar German Literature
Schmidt, Gary. The Nazi Abduction of Ganymede: Representations of Male Homosexuality in Postwar German Literature. Berne: Peter Lang, 2003. 307 pp. $53.95 paperback. Schmidt's book maps the transformations and appropriations of early twentieth-century...
The Popular Culture Alibi: Bernhard Schlink's Detective Novels and the Culture of Politically Correct Holocaust Literature
Though Holocaust remembrance may be a high priority for official German culture, popular entertainment seems to have evaded this onerous burden. This essay takes Bernhard Schlink's popular detective novels-in particular the Selb-trilogy-as a case in...
The Seduction of the Occult and the Rise of the Fantastic Tale
Mücke, Dorothea von. The Seduction of the Occult and the Rise of the Fantastic Tale. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2003. 289pp. $60 hardcover, S24.95 paperback. Dorothea von Mucke's study investigates the fantastic tale, a literary genre that emerged in...
The Single-Stanza Lyrics
Medieval Literature and Culture Walther von der Vogelweide. The. Single-Stanza Lyries, ed. and trans., withintro. and commentary by Frederick Goldin. New York: Routledge, 2003.510pp. $188 hardcover. Considering how many medieval texts have been translated...
Understanding W.G. Sebald
McCulloh, Mark R. Understanding W.G. Sebald. Columbia, SC: U of South Carolina P, 2003. 220 pp. $34.95 hardcover. McCulloh's outstanding monograph on Sebald's major works and their reception by English and German-speaking critics illuminates Sebald's...
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