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Common Currency? Aspects of Anglo-German Literary Relations since 1945

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Edited by John L. Flood. Published 1991. ISBN: 9780854571543.



Detailed Description

The growing interest on both sides of the North Sea in Anglo-German literary relations provided the stimulus for this symposium, held In September 1989 at the Institute of Germanic Studies in London. The symposium differed from others in focusing on the post-1945 period, providing both a welcome change from the more usual emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and a challenge which pointed directions for future research. This symposium undoubtedly contributed significantly towards answering some of the many questions that can be asked concerning the reception of German literature in Britain and English literature in Germany: the nature of the concept of reception., what kind of literature is received and by whom, what is the role of individual authors, of translators, critics and reviewers, what influences can be detected, how one country is reflected in the literature of another, what misconceptions have been rectified - or reinforced -, and indeed how far we may speak of literature as a 'common currency' in the emergent united Europe.


ALAN BANCE: ‘Literary Journalism in Bizonia’;
THEO STEMMLER: ‘Literature in English and in Der Spiegel; the First Decade (1946-1955)’;
G.P. BUTLER: ‘The Reception of German Literature in The Times Literary Supplement between 1945 and 1965’;
RHYS W. WILLIAMS: ‘“Nicht programmatisch, sondern human”: Alfred Andersch’s Image of England and English Literature’;
RACHEL McNICHOLL: ‘Heinrich Böll’s Other Ireland: the Irisches Tagebuch and its Literary Legacy in German-language Prose of the 70s and 80s’;
COLIN RIORDAN: ‘“Ein sicheres Versteck”: Uwe Johnson and England’;
IAN HILTON: ‘The Journeyman in Search of Identity: Hildesheimer, England, and English Literature’;
JOYCE CRICK: ‘Tradition and the Individual Talent, or Michael Hamburger’s Disappearing Act’;
ULRICH SCHNEIDER: ‘The Reception of Joyce in a Divided Germany’;
HUGH RORRISON: ‘Heiner Müller and Shakespeare’;
MORAY McGOWAN: ‘Cromwell and the English Revolution in Two Modern German Dramas’;
LADISLAUS LÖB: ‘From Watermouth to Winkeln – Does the University Novel Travel?’;
PHILIP BRADY: ‘Brighton or Bayern? Edward Lear, Smuggled and Translated’.