Faculty of Arts
Special Topic: Karl Wolfskehls Spate Dichtungen
This course offers an introduction into the life and work of the German-Jewish poet Karl Wolfskehl, who came to New Zealand as a refugee escaping Nazi Germany. During the last ten years of his life here in New Zealand Wolfskehl wrote a body of poetry and letters which today is regarded as a major contribution to German 20th century literature. In the course we will study a selection of his poems from the collection "Die Stimme spricht" (1934/1947) and the cycle “Hiob oder die Vier Spiegel” (1944/1950), and also look at Wolfskehl’s close friendships with New Zealand writers such as Frank Sargeson, R.A.K. Fairburn and Denis Glover, giving a unique insight into the Auckland literary scene in the 1940s.
Availability to be advised
Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Friedrich Voit
Friedrich Voit: Karl Wolfskehl - Leben und Werk im Exil. Wallstein: Göttingen 2005
GERMAN 393: 15.0 points