Anna Seghers: The Challenge of History

February 11, 2020

Anna Seghers: The Challenge of History

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Anna Seghers: The Challenge of History 2019
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We congratulate Helen Fehervary, Christiane Zehl Romero and Amy Kepple Strawser on the release of their edited volume - Anna Seghers: The Challenge of History (Brill | Rodopi, 2019).  ISBN: 978-90-04- 40962-0

The essays are by leading scholars devoted to this most important German writer whose novels and stories have been read by millions worldwide. The volume is intended for teachers and students of literature and for general readers. The contributions address facets of Seghers’s large body of work which is characterized by reflections on political events shaping world history and written in a highly imaginative array of narrative styles. The first section focuses on the author’s famous novel The Seventh Cross. Articles in the next two sections analyze her reactions to crises that marked the twentieth century and her connections to other relevant thinkers of her time. The last section features new translations of Seghers’s works.

For more information see brill.com/GM