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dc.contributor.authorClassen, Albrecht
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-16T17:38:08Z
dc.date.available2020-03-16T17:38:08Z
dc.date.issued2020-03
dc.identifier.citationClassen, A. Jens Walther’s Abstieg vom Zauberberg (1997): A Literary Reflection on the World of Publishing in the Postmodern World. Pub Res Q 36, 32–42 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-020-09711-7en_US
dc.identifier.issn1053-8801
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12109-020-09711-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/637726
dc.description.abstractThe world of book publishing is currently undergoing a major paradigm shift, but this was already fully under way in the 1990s. In the German novel Abstieg vom Zauberberg, published in 1997 by an anonymous author under the pseudonym Jens Walther, we are given an excellent insider view of the concrete situation within literary publishing houses and how they operate behind the scene and in public to secure the best possible titles and to fend off manuscripts that appear to be trivial literature. The author proves to be highly educated in the history of German and western literature at large and also demonstrates great expertise regarding book fairs, book reviews, and book prizes, framing all this by a somewhat twisted love story involving a young author, Anna Becker, and two men, first the young Johannes Rieger, then his father Helmut Rieger, both representing the fictional publishing house Engsfeld.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSPRINGERen_US
dc.rights© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://www.springer.com/tdmen_US
dc.subjectBook publishingen_US
dc.subjectBook marketen_US
dc.subjectBook fairsen_US
dc.subjectPrizes for literatureen_US
dc.subjectBook reviewersen_US
dc.subjectJournalistsen_US
dc.subjectContemporary literatureen_US
dc.subjectCanonical literatureen_US
dc.subjectTrivial literatureen_US
dc.subjectModern theateren_US
dc.subjectTV and literatureen_US
dc.subjectThe internet and literatureen_US
dc.titleJens Walther’s Abstieg vom Zauberberg (1997): A Literary Reflection on the World of Publishing in the Postmodern Worlden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1936-4792
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept German Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.journalPUBLISHING RESEARCH QUARTERLYen_US
dc.description.note12 month embargo; published online: 23 January 2020en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitlePublishing Research Quarterly
dc.source.volume36
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage32
dc.source.endpage42


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