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The Shifting Fortunes of Wilhelm Raabe: A History of Criticism as a Cautionary Tale.

Sammons, Jeffrey L.

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ISBN 10: 1879751089 / ISBN 13: 9781879751088
Published by Camden House, Columbia, SC, 1992
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xiii, 163 pp, acknowledgments, preface, 1. Journalistic Criticism during Raabe's Career; 2. The Eral of the Cult; 3. Rehabilitation; 4. The Anglo- American Initiative; 5. The New and the Original; 6. Criticism of Individual Tests: Some Examples; 7. Epilogue: Some Lessons on Reception History; bibliography, index. Literary Criticism in Perspective series: First Edition, 1992. "Wilhem Raabe (1831-1910), the most gifted German novelist between Goethe and Fontane, was a kind of German Victorian writer, a counterpart to Dickens and Thackeray, by whom he was profoundly influenced. The reassessment and upgrading of his literary achievement has been one of the liveliest topics of German literary scholarship - much influenced by British and American contributions - of the last thirty years. This process has involved a rescue from a cult of idolatry that grew up around his death and evolved into a Nazi allegiance that for a time sank his reputation." Camden House Review Copy stamp along fore-edge text block, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Trade paperback with blue pictorial wrapper. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004188

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Title: The Shifting Fortunes of Wilhelm Raabe: A ...

Publisher: Camden House, Columbia, SC

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Wilhem Raabe (1831-1910), the most gifted German novelist between Goethe and Fontane, was a kind of German Victorian writer, a counterpart to Dickens and Thackeray, by whom he was profoundly influenced. The reassessment and upgrading of his literary achievement has been one of the liveliest topics of German literary scholarship - much influenced by British and American contributions - of the last thirty years. This process has involved a rescue from a cult of idolatry that grew up around his death and evolved into a Nazi allegiance that for a time sank his reputation.

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Scott Peeples is associate professor of English and coordinator of American Studies at the College of Charleston.

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