The aim of this series of essays is to show the attraction of certain authors, themes and movements in German literature and to explore their sometimes surprising affinities with a number of writers and their concerns in the English-speaking world. Composers, too, are introduced to reveal the diversity of Comparative Literature studies.
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Nancy, 1983. 183 pp.
Contents: Goethe and Yeats - Shaw and Wedekind - Romantic Irony and Music - Hofmannsthal and Eliot - Ferruccio Busoni and
Faust - Gott- fried Benn and Chopin - Benn and Sylvia Plath - The Götz of Goethe and John Arden.