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Outsiders : a Study in Life and Letters / Hans Mayer ; Translated by Denis M. Sweet

Mayer, Hans Mayer, Hans (1907-)

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ISBN 10: 0262131757 / ISBN 13: 9780262131759
Published by Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1982
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Near fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. ; 434 pages; Description: xx, 434 p. ; 24 cm. Translation of: Aussenseiter. Translated by Denis M. Sweet. Includes bibliographical references and index. Subjects: Outsiders in literature. Women in literature. Gays in literature. Jews in literature. 1 Kg. 434 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 36523

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Title: Outsiders : a Study in Life and Letters / ...

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First English Edition.

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This book brings together recent essays by the highly regarded German literary critic, Hans Mayer. They are studies in alienation organized into three main types of outsiders—women, homosexuals, and Jews—as depicted in literature from Shakespeare and Marlowe to the present.

The women in Outsiders are Joan of Arc (as presented by Schiller, Shaw, Brecht, and Vishnevskii), Judith and Delilah (as heroine and vamp), George Eliot and George Sand, Lulu, and contemporary feminists. The homosexuals include protagonists of Marlowe's plays, Winckelmann, Platen, Verlaine and Rimbaud, Ludwig of Bavaria, Tchaikovsky, and the personas of Wilde, Gide, and Genet as seen in their lives and in their novels. The Jews range beyond stereotype from Shylock to Disraeli, the Rothschilds, Heine, Proust's Bloch and Joyce's Bloom, and Trotsky.

This English translation of Outsiders includes a new preface by the author.

About the Author:

Hans Mayer, Professor of German at the University of Tübingen, has also published major studies of Bochner, Wagner, Thomas Mann, Hesse, and Brecht.

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