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Hermynia Zur Mühlen: The Guises of Socialist Fiction

Ailsa Wallace


This monograph undertakes a critique of Hermynia Zur Mühlen's prose fiction. It uses her biography and contemporary literature as a context for analysing the content and form of her work, and traces continuities and changes in her treatment of political, social, religious, and gender issues. To date, critics have mostly treated Zur Mühlen in terms of her sensational biography or as an author of socialist fairy tales or exile literature. A full investigation of her work in different genres has been hindered by traditional prejudices about the canon, high art, and popular culture and politics. T ... More

Keywords: Hermynia Zur Mühlen, socialism, popular fiction, exile, anti-fascism, feminism, Märchen, Krimi, Mädchenliteratur, autobiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199572113
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572113.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ailsa Wallace, author