Modern Languages and Literatures, Department of


Date of this Version

October 1988


Published in German Studies Review, Vol. 11, No. 3. (Oct., 1988), p. 531. Copyright 1988 by the German Studies Association. Journal homepage:


Nicolai Riedel has once more performed a valuable service for Uwe Johnson scholars. With this volume he provides a documentary complement to his excellent bibliographies and his useful analyses of Johnson reception. Riedel has collected seventy short newspaper and magazine pieces about Johnson's early work, many of which have been hitherto virtually inaccessible. There are six general features, twenty-two reviews of Mutmassungen über Jakob, twenty-two reviews of Das dritte Buch über Achim, and twenty reviews of the posthumously published first novel Ingrid Babendererde.