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London German Studies XII: The Racehorse of Genius. Literary and Cultural Comparisons

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Edited by Martin Liebscher , Ben Schofield and Godela Weiss-Sussex. Published 2009. ISBN: 9780854572212.

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'Es zerfiel mir alles in Teile, die Teile wieder in Teile, und nichts mehr ließ sich mit einem Begriff umspannen.' This is how Hugo von Hofmannsthal summarizes the crisis of modernity in his Chandos letter. The failure to bind together facts by language is arguably the inability to compare them. Notwithstanding Hofmannsthal's grim verdict, the contributions to this volume clearly reveal the relevance of comparison for literary studies today. The topic of comparison is only one of the many strands running through this collection of essays - the reader will find more links between the individual contributions.

Contents

MARTIN LIEBSCHER, BEN SCHOFIELD and GODELA WEISS-SUSSEX: 'Introduction';
MARTIN VÖHLER
: 'Rhetorik und Poetik des Vergleichs. Von Aristoteles bis Hölderlin';
MICHAEL EGGERS: '"Vergleiche dich! Erkenne, was du bist!" Vergleich und Klassifikation zwischen Naturgeschichte und deutscher Ästhetik um 1800';
VOLKER HONEMANN: 'Piety, Politics and Chivalry: The Travel of Sebastian Ilsung of Augsburg to Santiago de Compostela in 1446';
EDA SAGARRA: 'Literary Devils and their Guises: From Satan to Mephisto and Beyond';
MARTIN LIEBSCHER: 'Eros und Distanz bei Platon, Weininger und Nietzsche';
ROBERT VILAIN: 'Trakl and Symbolism';
GODELA WEISS-SUSSEX: 'Fragmentation of Identity as Opportunity for Individuation? Explorations of the German and British City Novel of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries';
EBERHARD LÄMMERT: 'Phantastisch inszenierte Zeitgeschichte. Die Hundejahre von Günter Grass in einer europäischen Tradition';
HANS-DIETER GELFERT: 'German and English Humour: Why are the Two so Different?';
Index of Names.