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dc.contributor.authorSammons, Jeffrey L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-23T07:43:08Z
dc.date.available2020-06-23T07:43:08Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifierONIX_20200623_9781469656717_117
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39869
dc.description.abstractThis study of German fiction about America in the nineteenth century concentrates in detail on three writers: Charles Sealsfield (Carl Postl, 1793–1864), an escaped Moravian monk who came to New Orleans in 1823 and wrote the first major German novels about the United States; Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816–1872), who, among his many experiences in America as a young man, lived as a backwoodsman in Arkansas and who later produced a large body of fiction, travel reportage, and emigration advice; and Karl May (1842–1912), who, though he knew nothing about America beyond what he could read in books, wrote famous adventure stories set in an imaginary West and became the best-selling writer in the German language. Sammons provides biographies of the authors and discusses how each differs in their mimetic and ideological approach. He pays particular attention to how the authors address issues of race, gender and politics in the United States. Sammons interweaves his discussion of these three writers with excurses into the emergence of the German Western and anti-Americanism in German fiction.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.otherGerman literature
dc.subject.otherLiterary criticism
dc.titleIdeology, Mimesis, Fantasy
dc.title.alternativeCharles Sealsfield, Friedrich Gerstäcker, Karl May, and Other German Novelists of America
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5149/9781469656717_Sammons
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy29b4cf74-8c0a-422f-9d27-e862ca722861
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of North Carolina Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://uncpress.org/
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0314e571-4102-4526-b014-3ed8f2d6750a
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name National Endowment for the Humanities
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virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
oapen.series.number121
oapen.pages360
oapen.place.publicationChapel Hill
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oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program
oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program


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