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German Language and Literature

Information on researching German language and literature

Literary Criticism

Langdon, Agnes, Domandi. Modern German Literature: A library of Literary Criticism. New York, Ungar [1972]
Call Number: Ref PT401 .D6
History and criticism of German literature in the 20th century.
Martini, Fritz. Deutsche Literaturgeschichte von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Stuttgart, A. Kröner, 1965.
Call Number: (Reserve Desk)PT85 .M3
German literature history and criticism.
Mekler, Paul and Wolfgang Stammler. Reallexikon der deutschen Literaturgeschichte. 2nd ed. Berlin, de Gruyter, 1958-
Call Number: Ref PT41 .R435
Provides information on German literary terms, periods, currents, schools and genres, with extensive bibliographies.
Raabe, Paul. Einfuhrung in die Bucherkunde zur deutschen Literaturwissenschaft. Stuttgart, Metzler, 1966.
Call Number: Ref Z2231 .R24
A concise introduction to German literature, including chronological tables and indexes.Bibliographies of the works cited are also included.
Reallexikon der deutschen Literaturgeschichte. Berlin; New York: De Gruyter, 1988.
Call Number: Ref PT41 .R421
Provides information on the history of German literature such as genre, movements, style, etc.
Sagarra, Eda, and Peter Skrine. A Companion to German Literature from 1500 to the Present. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1997.
Call Number: Ref PT 236 .S55
Arranged chronologically, describes German literary history. Has brief biographies of authors.
Vivian, Kim, ed. A Concise History of German Literature to 1900. Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture. Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1992.
Call Number: PT 91.C66 1992
An excellent collection of essays. The articles examine the history of German literature from the Middle Ages to 1900. Extensive bibliography with an author/title/subject index.
Wilpert, Gero von. Deutsche Literatur in Bildern. 2nd, rev. ed. Stuttgart: Kröner, 1965.
Call Number: (Reserve Desk)PT 85. W56
Contains 970 illustrations on German literature history and criticism.

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