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Author Wiggin, Bethany, 1972-

Title Novel translations : the European novel and the German book, 1680-1730 / Bethany Wiggin
Published Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press : Cornell University Library, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Series Signale (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Contents Introduction : "little French books" and the European novel -- Fashion restructures the literary field -- Curing the French disease -- 1688 : the Roman becomes both poetical and popular -- 1696 : bringing the Roman to market -- Conclusion : Robinson Crusoe sails on the European market
Summary Many early novels were cosmopolitan books, read from London to Leipzig and beyond, available in nearly simultaneous translations into French, English, German, and other European languages. In Novel Translations, Bethany Wiggin charts just one of the paths by which newnessùin its avatars as fashion, novelties, and the novelùentered the European world in the decades around 1700. As readers across Europe snapped up novels, they domesticated the genre. Across borders, the novel lent readers everywhere a suggestion of sophistication, a familiarity with circumstances beyond their local ken. Into the eighteenth century, the modern German novel was not German at all; rather, it was French. Bethany Wiggin contends that the French chapter in the German novel's history began to draw to a close only in the 1720's. --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject German literature -- French influences
German fiction -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
German fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism
French fiction -- 17th century -- Appreciation -- Germany
French fiction -- 18th century -- Appreciation -- Germany
European fiction -- 17th century -- History and criticism
European fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780801460074