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The Resource Strange meetings : Anglo-German literary encounters from 1910 to 1960, Peter Edgerly Firchow

Strange meetings : Anglo-German literary encounters from 1910 to 1960, Peter Edgerly Firchow

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Strange meetings : Anglo-German literary encounters from 1910 to 1960
Title
Strange meetings
Title remainder
Anglo-German literary encounters from 1910 to 1960
Statement of responsibility
Peter Edgerly Firchow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Building upon his earlier book "The Death of the German Cousin", renowned author Peter Edgerly Firchow focuses "Strange Meetings" on major modern British writers from Eliot to Auden and explores the development of British conceptions and misconceptions of Germany and Germans from 1910 to 1960. While the book does not aim to be inclusive, it casts light on representative places, which will sensitize readers when they encounter similar phenomena in other contexts. The individual chapters highlight particularly significant moments in the problematic relationship between Britain and Germany during the first half of the last century. Firchow focuses on the personal encounter with Germany by Eliot, Lawrence, and Brooke in the years immediately preceding the Great War; on the tragic conflict between vocation and national identity faced by German academics specializing in English literature (especially Shakespeare), as well as by British academics specializing in German literature (especially Goethe), during the First World War; on Christopher Isherwood's formative years in Berlin during the final years of the Weimar Republic; on the appeal of Fascism to British intellectuals and literary figures during the 1930s (especially Yeats, Eliot, and Lawrence); and on the partial and ambiguous post-war reconciliation achieved in W.H. Auden's writings about his life in a German-speaking country from 1957 until his death in 1973. The introduction and conclusion of the book place these encounters in the context of current British views of Germans and vice versa."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1937-
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Firchow, Peter Edgerly
Dewey number
820.9/35843
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.G36
LC item number
F57 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • National characteristics, German, in literature
  • English literature
  • Other (Philosophy) in literature
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
Strange meetings : Anglo-German literary encounters from 1910 to 1960, Peter Edgerly Firchow
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
191865437
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780813215334
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008004213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)191865437
Label
Strange meetings : Anglo-German literary encounters from 1910 to 1960, Peter Edgerly Firchow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
191865437
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780813215334
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008004213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)191865437

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