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Saul, Nicholas (1997). Aesthetic Humanism. German Literature 1790-1830. In The Cambridge History of German Literature. Watanabe-O'Kelly, Helen Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 202-272; 548-555.
  • Publication type: Chapter in book
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0521434173

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Now available in paperback, this is the first book to describe German literary history up to the unification of Germany in 1990. Contributors, all leading scholars in their field, take a fresh look at the main authors and movements, and also ask what Germans in a given period were actually reading and writing, what they would have seen at the local theatre or found in the local lending library; it includes, for example, discussions of literature in Latin as well as in German, eighteenth-century letters and popular novels, Nazi literature and radio plays, and modern Swiss and Austrian literature. A new prominence is given to writing by women. The book is designed for general readers as well as students and scholars: titles and quotations are translated, and there is an extensive bibliography.