Historical Dictionary of Postwar German Literature by William Grange
Publication Date: 2009
German postwar literature has, in the minds of some observers, developed a kind of split personality. The Historical Dictionary of Postwar German Literature is devoted to modern literature produced in the German language, whether from Germany, Austria, Switzerland or writers using German in other countries. This volume covers the period of time, beginning in 1945 at what was called 'zero hour' for German literature and proceeds into the 21st century, concluding in 2008. This is done through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on writers.. There are also entries on individual works, genres, movements, literary styles, and forms.