The Germanic Mosaic: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Society

By Carol Aisha Blackshire-Belay | Go to book overview

NOTES
1
See Fritz Ernst, "Gibt es eine schweizerische National- literatur?", Der Bogen 44 ( 1955): 3-24. "Jacob Grimm erklärte im selben Sinn, in seiner Eigenschaft als Präsident der Germanisten-versammlung vom September 1846 in Frankfurt a.M., als Volk den Inbegriff der Menschen, welche dieselbe Sprache reden, und nahm für seine die unausbleibliche Zukunft in Aussicht, 'wo alle Schranken fallen und das natürliche Gesetz anerkannt werden wird, daß nicht Flüsse, nicht Berge Völkerscheide bilden, sondern daß einem Volk, das über Berge und Ströme gedrungen ist, seine Sprache allein die Grenze setzen kann" (7).
2
Several literary histories of Switzerland carry titles that stress the existence of a plurality of literatures: Guido Caligari, Die vier Literaturen der Schweiz ( Olten: Walter, 1966); Bernhard Wenger, Die vier Literaturen der Schweiz ( Zurich: Pro Helvetia, 1983); Manfred Gsteiger, "Die zeitgenössische Schweiz und ihre Literaturen: Eine Einführung," in Kindlers Literaturgeschichte der Gegenwart: Autoren -- Werke -- Themen -- Tendenzen seit 1945. Die zeitgenössischen Literaturen der Schweiz I, ed. Manfred Gsteiger ( 1974; Frankfurt a.M.: Fischer, 1980): 9-133.
3
Figures of the 1980 census (data from the Federal Statistics Office):
German French Italian Rh.-R. others
Total
population: 65.0% 18.4% 9.8% 0.8% 6.0%
(6,365,960)
Swiss
population: 73.3% 20.1% 4.5% 0.9% -
(5,420,986)
4
Most of the well-known French-Swiss authors started their careers in Paris, even Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, who later achieved fame with his regional topics.
5
The Swiss publisher Egon Ammann writes about the success of Max Frisch: "Nicht allein die Tatsache, daß sein 'Stiller' ein großer Roman ist, ermüglichte den angesprochenen Aufschwung und das wachsende Interesse an Literatur im Publikum, hinzu kommt, und das ist für unsere Situation sehr wesentlich, daß das Ausland Max Frisch und auch Friedrich Dürrematt als Autoren von europäischem Rang akzeptierte, nun konnte ihnen die Anerkennung auch zuhause zufließen, und das Selbstbewußtsein in das eigene literarische Schaffen erhielt einen heftigen Boden" (138). Egon Ammann, "Die Schweiz-kein Thema mehr: Rezeption aus der Sicht eines Schweizer Verlegers," in Geschichten aus einem ereignislosen Land. Schweizer Literatunage in Marburg, ed. Wilhelm Solms ( Marburg: Hitzeroth, 1989): 135- 146.

-125-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Germanic Mosaic: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Society
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 318

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.