19 December 2012


The Cambridge Introduction to German Poetry was published this month. I haven’t seen it yet myself, but the table of contents looks interesting:

  • Exploring the poem
  • Poetic roles in early song-lyrics

  • Devotional poetry

  • The rhetoric of passion

  • Classical Antiquity and modern experience

  • Romantic poetry and the problem of lyric unity

  • The self and the senses

  • Modernism and difficulty
  • Poetry after Auschwitz

  • The strain of political poetry

  • Working on the text

  • Writing up your close reading

  • German metrics