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Eberhard Happel, Baroque German author of an extensive body of work of fiction and nonfiction, has for many years been categorized as a "courtly-gallant" novelist. In "Mediating Culture in the Seventeenth-Century German Novel, "author Gerhild Scholz Williams argues that categorizing him thus is to seriously misread him and to miss out on a fascinating perspective on this dynamic period in German history.

Happel primarily lived and worked in the vigorous port city of Hamburg, which was a "media center" in terms of the access it offered to a wide library of books in public and private collections, and Hamburg's port status meant it buzzed with news and information. Happel's novels deal with many topics of current interest--explorations of national identity formation, gender and sexualities, Western European encounters with neighbors to the East, confrontations with non-European and non-Western powers and cultures--and they feature multiple media, including news reports, news collections, and travel writings. As a result, Happel's use of contemporary source material in his novels feeds the current interest in the impact of the production of knowledge on 17th-century narrative. "Mediating Culture in the Seventeenth-Century German Novel" explores the narrative wealth and multiversity of Happel's work, examines Happel's novels as illustrative of 17th-century novel writing in Germany, and investigates the synergistic relationship in Happel's writings between the booming print media industry and the evolution of the German novel.

About Gerhild Scholz Williams

Gerhild Scholz Williams is Vice Provost, Barbara Schaps Thomas and David M. Thomas Professor in the Humanities, and Associate Vice Chancellor at Washington University in St. Louis, USA.

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Author : Gerhild Scholz Williams
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Data Published : 28 December 2013
ISBN : 0472119249
EAN : 9780472119240
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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