Anton in America

A Novel from German-American Life

by Lorie A. Vanchena (Author)
©2006 Monographs LII, 318 Pages


Anton in America: A Novel from German-American Life has been described as the best German-language book published in the United States. Written by Reinhold Solger, a gifted German revolutionary intellectual who emigrated to America, this witty novel sheds light on topics of perennial importance: a hero’s development through encounters with different social worlds, immigrant identity formation in a new land, and the country and the city. Solger took German ideas and values and adapted them to an American context, thus producing a literary work that could comment upon German, American, and German-American life, making Anton in America an important source for understanding the rich linguistic and cultural history of the United States. This lively translation makes a great book available to English-speaking readers for the first time.


LII, 318
ISBN (Hardcover)
USA Geschichte 1857-1862 Belletristische Darstellung Solger, Reinhold German-American literature German immigration Translation American history Deutscher Einwanderer
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. LII, 318 pp.

Biographical notes

Lorie A. Vanchena (Author)

The Translator: Lorie A. Vanchena is Assistant Professor of German at Creighton University in Nebraska. She received her Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Political Poetry in Periodicals and the Shaping of German National Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century (Peter Lang, 2000) and has published articles on nineteenth-century German and German-American literature.


Title: Anton in America