Georg Büchner : contemporary perspectives–NEW eBOOK

 Georg Büchner : contemporary perspectives / edited by Robert Gillett, Ernest Schonfield, Daniel Steuer. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017.

SUMMARY: “Examines the continuing relevance of Büchner in the early twenty-first century in terms of politics, science, philosophy, aesthetics, cultural studies and performance studies. It situates Büchner’s interdisciplinary work in relation to the philosophical, scientific and religious discourses of his time, while also investigating the ways in which Büchner’s intersectional writings anticipated — sometimes uncannily — questions and problems which were to become central concerns in modernism and after. The nineteen essays in the book, some in English and some in German, uniquely combine close readings of individual passages and images with wide-ranging intertextual comparisons, linking Büchner to more than twenty-five writers, thinkers and theoreticians from his time and ours”–Publisher’s website,.

This is part of the series Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren Germanistik . Additionally, both print and eBooks available are listed in the WU Catalog.

For questions, contact Brian (bvetruba@wustl.edu ; 5-4824 ; IM/chat; Library office: Olin Level 1–Rm. 124)

About the author

Brian Vetruba is Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and European Studies Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis