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By Hugh Ridley

This e-book makes an attempt for the 1st time a comparative literary historical past of Germany and the united states within the 19th and 20th centuries. Its fabric doesn't come from the usual overlaps of person German and American writers, yet from the paintings of the literary historians of the 2 international locations after 1815, while American intellectuals took Germany as a version for his or her undertaking to create an American nationwide literature. the 1st a part of the ebook examines primary structural affinities among the 2 literary histories and the typical difficulties those prompted, specifically in questions of canon, realism, aesthetics and within the marginalization of well known and women's writing. within the moment half, major figures whose paintings straddle the 2 literatures - from Sealsfield and Melville, Whitman and Thomas Mann to Nietzsche, Emerson and Bellow - are mentioned intimately, and the arguments of the 1st half are proven of their relevance to knowing significant writers. This booklet isn't in simple terms comparative in scope: it indicates that in basic terms foreign comparability can clarify the process American literary background within the 19th and 20th century. As contemporary advancements in American experiences discover the multi-cultural and 'hybrid' nature of the yank culture, this e-book bargains proof of the dependencies which associated American and German nationwide literary background.

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