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SHARP News (Society for History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing) 24 No. 2, 2015, pp. 14-15.
Mary Cosgrove seeks to explore literary variations on the theme of melancholy in postward German fiction, mostly in works by Günter Grass, Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Peter Weiss, W. G. Sebald, and Iris Hanika. Her visual point of reference throughout is the 1514 engraving by Albrecht Dürer titled “Melencolia I,” itself the subject of numerous scholarly inquiries.