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The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Berlin

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Andrew J. Webber, Matt Erlin, Jürgen Barkhoff, John B. Lyon, Anne Fuchs, Carolin Duttlinger, Reinhard Zachau, Alison Lewis, Katharina Gerstenberger, Lyn Marven, Andreas Kraß, Yasemin Yildiz, David Barnett, Gerrit-Jan Berendse
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  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107062009

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  • This collection of essays by international specialists in the literature of Berlin provides a lively and stimulating account of writing in and about the city in the modern period. The first eight chapters chart key chronological developments from 1750 to the present day, while subsequent chapters focus on Berlin drama and poetry in the twentieth century and explore a set of key identity questions: ethnicity/migration, gender (writing by women), and sexuality (queer writing). Each chapter provides an informative overview along with closer readings of exemplary texts. The volume is designed to be accessible for readers seeking an introduction to the literature of Berlin, while also providing new perspectives for those already familiar with the topic. With a particular focus on the turbulent twentieth century, the account of Berlin's literary production is set against broader cultural and political developments in one of the most fascinating of global cities.

    • Provides a substantial overview of the literature of Berlin from 1750 onwards, allowing readers to understand the accounts of key texts against an informative context
    • Offers specialised chapters on key identity questions, so that readers will be able to see how Berlin has helped shape identity discourses around ethnicity/migration, gender and sexuality
    • While the key focus across the volume is on narrative writing, the book also contains specialised chapters on twentieth-century drama and poetry
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    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107062009
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Andrew J. Webber
    1. Literature and the Enlightenment Matt Erlin
    2. Romantic sociability, aesthetics and politics Jürgen Barkhoff
    3. Literary realism and naturalism John B. Lyon
    4. Short prose around 1900 Anne Fuchs
    5. Modernist writing and visual culture Carolin Duttlinger
    6. Writing under National Socialism Reinhard Zachau
    7. Writing in the Cold War Alison Lewis
    8. Writing after the Wall Katharina Gerstenberger
    9. Women writers and gender Lyn Marven
    10. Queer writing Andreas Kraß and Benedikt Wolf
    11. Berlin as a migratory setting Yasemin Yildiz
    12. Modern drama and theatre David Barnett
    13. Twentieth-century poetry Gerrit-Jan Berendse.

  • Editor

    Andrew J. Webber, University of Cambridge
    Andrew J. Webber is Professor of Modern German and Comparative Culture at the University of Cambridge and has published widely on German and comparative textual and visual culture. His books include Berlin in the Twentieth Century: A Cultural Topography (Cambridge, 2008). He has held visiting positions at a number of international institutions, most recently the Erich Auerbach Visiting Chair in Global Literary Studies at the University of Tübingen.


    Andrew J. Webber, Matt Erlin, Jürgen Barkhoff, John B. Lyon, Anne Fuchs, Carolin Duttlinger, Reinhard Zachau, Alison Lewis, Katharina Gerstenberger, Lyn Marven, Andreas Kraß, Yasemin Yildiz, David Barnett, Gerrit-Jan Berendse

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