The Contested Quill: Literature by Women in Germany 1770-1800

The Contested Quill: Literature by Women in Germany 1770-1800

By: Dawson (author)Hardback

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This book charts the entrance of women into public writing in the culturally vibrant world of late eighteenth-century Germany. It gives an absorbing account of the failed autobiography of Frederika Baldinger: the successful fiction, disguised self-narratives, and innovative monthly of Sophie La Roche; the praised poetry of Philippine Englehard; the controversial journalism and novels of Marianne Ehrmann; and poems and prose about love and suicide bu Sophie Albrecht. The book offers a feminist reassessment of the relationship of texts by these eighteenth-century German women writers to traditional literary history and traces how the women changed the cultural discourse of their day.

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  • ISBN13: 9780874137620
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780874137620
  • ISBN10: 0874137624

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