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Swales, Martin

Overview
Works: 100 works in 298 publications in 3 languages and 8,786 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Bildungsromans  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry  Autographs  History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Interviewer, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Martin Swales
The German Bildungsroman from Wieland to Hesse by Martin Swales( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although some of the most distinguished German novels written since about 1770 are generally considered to be Bildungsromane, the term Bildungsroman is all too frequently used in English without an awareness of the tradition from which it arose. Professor Swales concentrates on the roles of plot, characterization, and narrative commentary in novels by Wieland, Goethe, Stifter, Keller, Mann, and Hesse. By pointing out that the goal in each work is both elusive and problematic, he suggests a previously unsuspected ironic intent. His analysis adds to our awareness of the potentialities inherent in the novel. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Buddenbrooks : family life as the mirror of social change by Martin Swales( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the literary work Buddenbrooks, as well as its importance and critical reception. Includes a chronology of the life and works of the author
Reading Goethe : a critical introduction to the literary work by Martin Swales( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year 1999 saw the 250th anniversary of the birth of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the greatest writer in the German language. Appropriately, literary scholars within Germany and beyond were concerned to pay tribute to a quite remarkable talent. But a number of commentators were also impelled to note that Goethe is often revered rather than read, known of rather than known. It is the aim of this study to provide a corrective to this state of affairs. The authors concentrate on the literary work and offer analyses that represent an impassioned, but by no means uncritical, advocacy - one that seeks to persuade both academic critics and general readers alike that Goethe is one of the key figures of European modernity."--Jacket
The German Novelle by Martin Swales( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and German and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Mann : a study by Martin Swales( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adalbert Stifter : a critical study by Martin Swales( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goethe, the sorrows of young Werther by Martin Swales( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and German and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tradition of the German novel, before the emergence of its 'classic' writers in the first half of the twentieth century (Thomas Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Musil), does not have an assured place in the canon of European literature. Not that it has wanted for spirited advocates; but, despite all efforts, it has remained firmly on the periphery. The one signal exception is Goethe's novel Die Leiden des jungen Werthers usually rendered as 'The Sorrows of Young Werther'. Werther was an extraordinary and immediate bestseller both in Germany and abroad
Arthur Schnitzler: a critical study by Martin Swales( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realism in European literature : essays in honour of J.P. Stern( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German poetry : an anthology from Klopstock to Enzensberger( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in German and English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epochenbuch Realismus : Romane und Erzählungen by Martin Swales( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of detective fiction( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors of this volume pay tribute to and seek to account for the astonishing durability of the detective story as a genre. The essays take a variety of theoretical approaches and include detective fiction in languages other than English. Particular attention is paid to the "Golden Age" of English detective story writing and to the hard-boiled American version of the genre.--From publisher's description
Representing the German nation : history and identity in twentieth-century Germany( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Germany, with its ruptures from late unification in 1871 through to the formation of two opposing German states, provides a case study for an analysis of the issue of representations of identity in Germany since the war
Selected poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1979 in German and English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) is universally recognized as a towering figure in world literature. This major new collection brings together poems from every decade of Goethe's writing life, in both their German originals and John Whaley's magnificent new translations--complete with their astonishing technical virtuosity, depth of feeling, wit, and occasional bawdry
Studies of German prose fiction in the age of European realism by Martin Swales( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adalbert Stifter heute : Londoner Symposium 1983( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in German and English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfried Keller, 1819-1890 : London Symposium 1990( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigenia in Tauris, a play in five acts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama in blank verse, the first important work of Goethe's Classical period, stands the Iphigenia-Orestes story as treated by Aeschylus, Euripides, and Racine on its head. In Goethe's drama Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces in the Trojan War, in exile as a priestess in the barbaric land of the Tauri (Crimea), breaks the Tantalid family curse. She saves the life of her brother Orestes who has murdered his mother because she murdered his father. The female identity of the central character is all-important. It is uniquely her voice that brings resolution - not by preaching values but by the visceral force of belief in the rightness of the language of the heart.--Amazon.com
Goethe at 250 : London symposium = Goethe mit 250 : Londoner Symposium( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models of wholeness : some attitudes to language, art and life in the Age of Goethe by Elizabeth M Wilkinson( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Reading Goethe : a critical introduction to the literary work
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Adalbert Stifter : a critical studyGoethe, the sorrows of young WertherRealism in European literature : essays in honour of J.P. SternGerman poetry : an anthology from Klopstock to EnzensbergerThe Art of detective fictionRepresenting the German nation : history and identity in twentieth-century GermanyModels of wholeness : some attitudes to language, art and life in the Age of Goethe
Alternative Names
Swales, Martin W.

Swales, Martin W. 1940-

Swales, Martin William 1940-

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