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    Collected Novellas: Collected Early Fiction 1949-1964 (German and Austrian Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Arno Schmidt, By (author) John E. Woods

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    DescriptionThe novella was Schmidt's preferred form at the beginning of his writing career, and this volume collects the ten novellas he wrote between Entymesis (1949) and Republica Intelligentsia (1957). The settings range from ancient Greece to 21st-Century America, but all react to the stifling conservatism and cold prudery of Adenauer Germany. Bursting with intellectual and sexual energies, resuscitating the German language after two decades of Nazi subjugation, these novellas revolutionized German literature in the 1950s and retain their power to shock and delight forty years later. Schmidt has been called a "giant of the modernist tradition, an enormously important talent in the fictional line of cruel comedy that runs from Rabelais through Swift and Joyce" ( New York Review of Books). This edition of his collected fiction should restore Schmidt to his rightful place at the forefront of 20th-century writing.


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    Title
    Collected Novellas
    Subtitle
    Collected Early Fiction 1949-1964
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arno Schmidt, By (author) John E. Woods
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 456
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781564786616
    ISBN 10: 1564786617
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ACG
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 833.914
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 833/.914
    BIC subject category V2: 2ACG
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PT2638.M453 A15 2011 VOL. 1
    Thema V1.0: DSK, FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACG
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Dalkey Archive Press
    Imprint name
    Dalkey Archive Press
    Publication date
    26 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Normal, IL
    Review quote
    The clown prince of contemporary German fiction, Arno Schmidt [was] a satirist who first wrote rather straight, pessimistic, intensely visual allegories of post-Nazi society, with ...more excursions into the time of Alexander the Great and A.D. 541, and then soared into tight, allusive wordplay that translates uncommonly well into English.