Boyle has a sure touch and an obvious authority...this is a balanced and lively introduction to German literature. (Ben Hutchinson, TLS
highly impressive... Professor Boyle concentrates on creating a lucid, wide-ranging historical background against which each of the five periods is brought to life, with a challenging choice of examples (Forum for Modern Language Studies
About the Author
Nicholas Boyle is the Schröder Professor of German and President of Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge. He was also Head of the University's Department of German from1996 to 2001. He has so far published two volumes of his prizewinnning biography, Goethe: the Poet and the Age
, and his most recent book is Sacred and Secular Scriptures: a Catholic approach to literature
published in 2004, based on the Erasmus Lectures which he delivered at Notre Dame University. Professor Boyle is a Fellow of the British Academy, holds an honorary degree from Georgetown University in Washington DC, and was awarded the Goethe Medal of the Goethe Institut in 2000.