Faculty of Arts


GERMAN 393

Special Topic: Karl Wolfskehls Spate Dichtungen


Description

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 2012

Availability to be advised

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Friedrich Voit

Recommended Reading

Friedrich Voit: Karl Wolfskehl - Leben und Werk im Exil. Wallstein: Göttingen 2005

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

GERMAN 393: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

GERMAN 201

Restrictions

GERMAN 728


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