The Cambridge Companion to the Modern German Novel provides a broad ranging introduction to the major trends in the development of the German vel from the 1890s to the present. Written by an international team of experts, it encompasses both modernist and realist traditions, and also includes a look back to the roots of the modern vel in the Bildungsroman of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The structure is broadly chrological, but thematically-focused chapters examine topics such as gender anxiety, images of the city, war, and women's writing; within each chapter, key works are selected for close attention. Unique in its combination of breadth of coverage and detailed analysis of individual works, and featuring a chrology and guides to further reading, this Companion will be indispensable to students and teachers.
Graham Bartram is Lecturer at Lancaster University. He is the editor of Walter Benjamin in the Postmodern (with Tony Pinkney and Ralf Rogowski) (1994) and Reconstructing the Past: Representations of the Fascist Era in Post-War European Culture (with Maurice Slawinski and David Steel) (1996).