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
is Professor of German Literary and Intellectual History at Cambridge University. 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 was awarded the Goethe Medal of the Goethe-Institut, is a Fellow of the British Academy, and holds an honorary degree from Georgetown University in Washington DC.