1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1955 First Published | 1901, by S. Fischer Verlag (Berlin) Original Title | Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie Nobel Prize for Literature | 1929 The cover of an early twentieth-century German edition of Mann's family saga suggests a ...

Author: Peter Boxall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781844037193

Category: Reference

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Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.
Categories: Reference

The Architecture of Narrative Time

The Architecture of Narrative Time

163, adapted; Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie, GkFA (Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer Verlag, 2001), p. 153; all subsequent citations refer to these editions. 15 Eckhard Heftrich and Stephan Stachorski, Buddenbrooks: ...

Author: Erica Wickerson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192511720

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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Time matters to all of us. It dominates everyday discourse: diaries, schedules, clocks, working hours, opening times, appointments, weekdays and weekends, national holidays, religious festivals, birthdays, and anniversaries. But how do we, as unique individuals, subjectively experience time? The slowness of an hour in a boring talk, the swiftness of a summer holiday, the fleetingness of childhood, the endless wait for pivotal news: these are experiences to which we all can relate and of which we commonly speak. How can a writer not only report such experiences but also conjure them up in words so that readers share the frustration, the excitement, the anticipation, are on tenterhooks with a narrator or character, or in melancholic mourning for a time long-since passed, which we never experienced ourselves? Erica Wickerson suggests that the evocation of subjective temporal experience occurs in every sentence, on every page, at every plot turn, in any narrative. The Architecture of Narrative Time offers a new template for understanding narrative time that combines close readings with analysis of the structural overview. It enables new ways of reading Thomas Mann; but also new ways of conceptualising narrative time in any literary work, not only in Mann's fiction and not only in texts that foreground the narration of time. The range of Mann's novels, novellas, and short stories is compared with other nineteenth- and twentieth-century works in German and in English to suggest a comprehensive approach to considering time in narrative.
Categories: Literary Collections

The German Bestseller in the Late Nineteenth Century

The German Bestseller in the Late Nineteenth Century

31 Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie, ed. ... Subsequent page references in parentheticals are to this edition. ... 33 T. J. Reed, Thomas Mann: The Uses of Tradition (Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996), 54–55. 34 Reed, Thomas Mann, ...

Author: Charlotte Woodford

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571134875

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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Categories: Literary Criticism

German Literature A Very Short Introduction

German Literature  A Very Short Introduction

Buddenbrooks. Decline of a Family (Buddenbrooks. Verfall einer Familie, 1901) is Germany's greatest, perhaps only, contribution to the European 19th-century tradition of the realistic novel of bourgeois life.

Author: Nicholas Boyle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191578632

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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German writers, from Luther and Goethe to Heine, Brecht, and Günter Grass, have had a profound influence on the modern world. This Very Short Introduction presents an engrossing tour of the course of German literature from the late Middle Ages to the present, focussing especially on the last 250 years. Emphasizing the economic and religious context of many masterpieces of German literature, it highlights how they can be interpreted as responses to social and political changes within an often violent and tragic history. The result is a new and clear perspective which illuminates the power of German literature and the German intellectual tradition, and its impact on the wider cultural world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of German Literature

Encyclopedia of German Literature

FREDERICK A. LUBICH Biography Born in Lübeck, North Germany, 6 June 1875. ... 1990 Fiction Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie, 1901; as Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family, translated by H.T. Lowe-Porter, 1924; translated by John E.

Author: Matthias Konzett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135941291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1136

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

German Literature of the Twentieth Century

German Literature of the Twentieth Century

ern reality ; as early as in his first novel , Buddenbrooks : Verfall einer Familie ( Buddenbrooks : Decline of a Family , 1901 ) , Mann's writing was ironic and critical of this tradition . The decline of the Buddenbrook family over ...

Author: Ingo Roland Stoehr

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1571131574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 529

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Backgazing Reverse Time in Modernist Culture

Backgazing  Reverse Time in Modernist Culture

All of Mann's fiction involves an intensely reflexive consciousness about temporal sequence, something apparent in his first novel, Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie (Buddenbrooks, 1900), which chronicles the fortunes of a German ...

Author: Paul Giles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192566201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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This volume trace ways in which time is represented in reverse forms throughout modernist culture, from the beginning of the twentieth century until the decade after World War II. Though modernism is often associated with revolutionary or futurist directions, this book argues instead that a retrograde dimension is embedded within it. By juxtaposing the literature of Europe and North America with that of Australia and New Zealand, it suggests how this antipodean context serves to defamiliarize and reconceptualize normative modernist understandings of temporal progression. Backgazing thus moves beyond the treatment of a specific geographical periphery as another margin on the expanding field of 'New Modernist Studies'. Instead, it offers a systematic investigation of the transformative effect of retrograde dimensions on our understanding of canonical modernist texts. The title, 'backgazing', is taken from Australian poet Robert G. FitzGerald's 1938 poem 'Essay on Memory', and it epitomizes how the cultural history of modernism can be restructured according to a radically different discursive map. Backgazing intellectually reconfigures US and European modernism within a planetary orbit in which the literature of Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, far from being merely an annexed margin, can be seen substantively to change the directional compass of modernism more generally. By reading canonical modernists such as James Joyce and T. S. Eliot alongside marginalized writers such as Nancy Cunard and others and relatively neglected authors from Australia and New Zealand, this book offers a revisionist cultural history of modernist time, one framed by a recognition of how its measurement is modulated across geographical space.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Generational Shifts in Contemporary German Culture

Generational Shifts in Contemporary German Culture

2 In her appendix to The Family Novel: Toward a Generic Definition (New York: Peter Lang, 1992), Yi-Ling Ru provides an extensive ... 3 Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie (1901; repr., Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, 1960).

Author: Laurel Cohen-Pfister

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571134332

Category: History

Page: 326

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Categories: History

Business Rhetoric in German Novels

Business Rhetoric in German Novels

Epigraph: Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie, Große kommentierte Frankfurter Ausgabe (GKFA), vol. 1.1, edited by Eckhard Heftrich (Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 2002), ...

Author: Ernest Schonfield

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781571139832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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Argues on the evidence of nine major German novels that literature and business have in common a reliance on language, understood in a creative, performative, and rhetorical sense.
Categories: Business & Economics

Perry of London

Perry of London

A Family and a Firm on the Seaborne Frontier Jacob Price ... bourgeois decline is Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks , which significantly in its original German edition bears the subtitle ' The Decay of a Family " ( Verfall einer Familie ) .

Author: Jacob Price

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674059638

Category: History

Page: 220

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The Establishment of English colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century opened new opportunities for trade. Conspicuous among the families who used these opportunities to gain mercantile and social importance was the Perry family of Devon, who created Perry and Lane, by the end of the century the most important London firm trading to the Chesapeake and other parts of North America. Jacob Price traces the family from Devon to Spain, Ireland, Scotland, the Chesapeake, New England, and London. He describes their relationships with Chesapeake society, from the Byrds and Carters to humble planters. In London, the firm's patronage gave the family high standing among fellow businessmen, a position the founder's grandson utilized to become a member of Parliament and Lord Mayor of London. In the end, the grandson's political success as an antiministerialist brought the family the enmity of the prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole, and contributed to the downfall of their firm. The Perrys' story reveals the interrelatedness of social, commercial, and political history. It offers an important contribution to our understanding ofthe nature of the Chesapeake trade and the forces shaping the success and failure of English mercantile enterprise in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Categories: History