Ilija Trojanow - Contemporary German Writers and Filmmakers 2 (Paperback)
  • Ilija Trojanow - Contemporary German Writers and Filmmakers 2 (Paperback)

Ilija Trojanow - Contemporary German Writers and Filmmakers 2 (Paperback)

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Ilija Trojanow, born in Bulgaria in 1965 and brought up in East Africa, established his name as an international writer with the novel Der Weltensammler or The Collector of Worlds (2006), about the cross-cultural Victorian adventurer Sir Richard Francis Burton. Since the mid-1990s Trojanow has been prolific in a number of genres, including travel, ethnography and science fiction. He has also become a major public intellectual in Austria and Germany with provocative interventions on topics such as Islam and the West, civil rights in the age of cybersurveillance and climate change. His imaginative writing sits at the centre of a number of defining contemporary concerns, in particular the relationship between identity, language and culture.
This volume contains an interview with Trojanow, a previously unpublished essay by him on Lessing's Enlightenment parable of inter-religious tolerance, Nathan der Weise (Nathan the Wise), and essays by European and North American scholars on central aspects of his growing uvre. The contributors explore why Trojanow is one of today's leading writers of German while challenging a number of myths that have grown up around him and his magnum opus, Der Weltensammler.

Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783034308946
Number of pages: 209
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition

"In erster Linie werden Spezialisten und Studenten das Werk als Quelle und Anstoss fur ihre wissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen nutzen, aber auch ein begeisterter Leser, der Hintergrunde verstehen und in die Tiefe gehen will, fuhlt sich bestens bedient." (Frank Riedel, 02/2014)

"This is a very good volume, which will be of great use to scholars and students alike. It is tightly edited, well conceived, and does a great service in making this important writer better known to readers and academics in the anglophone world." (Stuart Taberner, Modern Language Review 109.4, 2014)

"Dies ist die erste Sammlung von Einzelbeitragen zum bisherigen Werk von Ilija Trojanow, die eine neue AEra der literaturwissenschaftlichen Auseinandersetzung mit dessen Werk einlautet."
(Sabine Wilke, Gegenwartsliteratur 16/2016) "[...] this volume is a valuable and important resource for future research on Trojanow and opens possible new approaches to this by now well-known and often provocative writer and intellectual."
(Sandra Vlasta, Austrian Studies, Volume 24/2016)

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