With or Without

Cloth Text – $80.00

ISBN 978-0-8101-2966-5

Paper Text – $39.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-2935-1
Publication Date
December 2013
Page Count
232 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

With or Without

Reading Postwar German Women Poets

With or Without explores the role of German women’s poetry in the contemporary literary discourse of the latter half of the twentieth century. Melin highlights the significant role that women played in the shaping of postwar German poetry as a whole and also their deep engagement with the broader issues of modernism, postmodernism, and related discourses about the relationship between individual experience, communal ideals, and interpersonal expression. Melin shows that for German writers poetry became the genre that had the capacity to project subjectivity, voice, and authenticity.
About the Author

Charlotte Melin is a professor of German at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She is the author of Poetic Maneuvers: Hans Magnus Enzensberger and the Lyric Genre (Northwestern, 2003) and the editor of German Poetry in Transition, 1945–1990 (1999).