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Magnificent Houses in Twentieth Century European Literature

Walter, Hugo G.

Magnificent Houses in Twentieth Century European Literature

Series: Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature - Volume 115

Year of Publication: 2012

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XII, 323 pp.
ISBN 978-1-4331-1847-0 hb.  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.600 kg, 1.323 lbs

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Book synopsis

Magnificent Houses in Twentieth Century European Literature is a collection of great and imaginative essays that explore the theme of magnificent and aesthetically interesting houses in twentieth century European literature. It focuses especially on important works by Thomas Mann, Evelyn Waugh, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Siegfried Lenz, while also discussing other significant houses in modern European literature.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Hugo G. Walter has a BA from Princeton University, an MA from Old Dominion University, a PhD in literature from Yale University, and a PhD in interdisciplinary humanities from Drew University. He is Professor of English and Humanities at Berkeley College New Jersey and Online. Walter has written widely on European literature, including Space and Time on the Magic Mountain (Lang, 1999), Sanctuaries of Light in Nineteenth Century European Literature (Lang, 2010), and Beautiful Sanctuaries in Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century European Literature (Lang, 2011). In addition, he has published ten volumes of poetry.


«A tour de force – creatively written and scrupulously researched. A must-read for any scholar of literature and culture.» (Luisa Ferreira, Berkeley College)
«Hugo G. Walter writes with equal parts passion and insight. Here he has produced a dynamic and an excellent study of European literature.» (Michael Jacobs, Berkeley College)


Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature. Vol. 115
General Editor: Horst S. Daemmrich