The Wild and the Orderly
Peter von Matt

The Wild and the Orderly

Details about the book
On German Literature
  • date of publication: 03.02.2007
  • 296 Pages
  • Hanser Verlag
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-3-446-20840-7
  • Deutschland: 24,90 €
  • Österreich: 25,60 €

Peter von Matt is an exceptionally gifted expounder of literature. With contagious enthusiasm, he lets his readers participate in his discoveries – en gros and en détail. In a new book that embraces German literature from Lichtenberg to Freud, from E.T.A. Hoffmann to Ingeborg Bachmann and Elfriede Jelinek, from Goethe to Kafka and Heiner Müller, Peter von Matt once more proves that he knows how to combine the scholarly perspective on texts with extensive life experience. Whether he writes about the "Storm Clouds of Modernism" or "Eros in Politics", about the "Chief's Crisis" or "Death and Laughter", about the theatre or the library – every one of his precise and amusing essays is a small piece of art which illustrates why literature is so important in life, and why life itself is, sometimes, literature.


The Wild and the Orderly

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