Dějiny německé literatury 3. část
[A History of German Literature, Part III]
paperback, 540 pp., 1. edition
translation: Köpplová, Petra
published: may 2007
recommended price: 345 czk
Bahr's "History of German Literature" in three volumes, covering the period from the early Middle Ages to the present, belongs among classical literary-history works. It was first published in the late 1980s as a condensed overview of literature and literary science for American students. Mainly thanks to its high user value in the U.S., the books became popular also among the students of German studies and non-academic audience in Germany. The translation into Czech is based on an updated and revised edition. Each period of literary history is treated in a separate chapter by an expert on the particular period. The exposition is based on historical interpretation of representative works. This literary-history work aims to point out the continuity and transformation of literary forms and genres, but also to study the influence of literature in society. This approach is also reflected in the selective bibliographies of individual writers, including the recommended literature for those interested in further study.
The third, closing and most extensive volume of the History of German Literature presents the literary history of realism, naturalism, impressionism, Art Nouveau, expressionism, literature in the Nazi period and contemporary literature through the 1990s. The bibliography is complemented by a list of Czech translations.