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Underappreciated: Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest and Irretrievable

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

This summer’s first Underappreciated segment is on 19th-century Realist writer Theodor Fontane. Professor Edith H. Krause, Professor of German and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Duquesnes University, discusses Fontane’s best known works—his 1896 novel Effi Briest, considered a masterpiece of realist fiction alongside Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, and his 1892 novel Irretrievable, which was recently re-published by New York Review of Books.

Guests:

Edith H. Krause

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Comments [4]

Peter Talbot from Harrison, NJ

Prof. Krause, Leonard:

Brilliant piece. Wish more were in print and available, even in the German. Am hitting the bookshelves now to know more.

Many, many thanks.

Aug. 01 2011 11:05 AM
MP from Brooklyn

Just don't give away the ending!

Jul. 27 2011 12:56 PM
a listener from Midtown

Can you give summaries of the books?

Jul. 27 2011 12:51 PM
MP from Brooklyn

What a coincidence - I just started reading Effi Briest a few days ago - very much looking forward to this segment.

Jul. 27 2011 12:40 PM

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