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German-Language Literature Today: International and Popular?

International and Popular?


Arthur Williams, Stuart Parkes and Julian Preece

Contents: Stuart Parkes: Contemporary German-language literature: The changing agenda – Dieter Stolz: Patrick Süskind’s Parfum: ‘No one knows how well made it is’ – Wiebke Sievers: German identities in transition? The translation of contemporary German fiction in Britain and France – J.J. Long: Bernhard Schlink’s Der Vorleser and Binjamin Wilkomirski’s Bruchstücke: Best-selling responses to the Holocaust – Beatrice Petz: Günter Grass since the Wende: German and international – Christopher Jones: Images of Switzerland in Swiss crime fiction – Arthur Williams: W. G. Sebald: A holistic approach to borders, texts and perspectives – Silke Hassler: Michael Scharang: From Florisdorf to New York and back again – Helmut Peitsch: Enlightenment and entertainment - still? Uwe Timm’s narrative model and his reception in the USA and in Great Britain – Stefan Neuhaus: ‘Erzählen ist total erotisch’: Literature, pleasure and desire in novels by Thomas Brussig, Uwe Timm and Ulrich Woelk – Tanja Nause: Reduction, regression, silence: A critical look beyond the category of the picaresque – Peter Graves: How simple are Ingo Schulze’s ‘Storys’? – Astrid Köhler: Whither? Away! Reflections on the motifs of travel and identity in recent east German prose – Susan Tebbutt: Bridging the cultures: German contemporary Jugendliteratur – Uta Aifan: Staging exoticism and demystifying the exotic: German-Arab Grenzgängerliteratur – James Jordan: Of fables and multiculturalism: The Felidae novels of Akif Pirinçci – Colin Riordan: ‘Den Amis in Hollywood ein für allemal das Lebenslichtlein ausblasen!’ Aspects of text and film in the late 1990s – David Barnett: Access denied. Werner Schwab, the explosion of character and the collapse of the play-within-a-play – Carsten Rohde: German Pop Literature: Rolf Dieter Brinkmann and what came after.