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Literatura w cieniu fabrycznych kominów / Literatur im Schatten der Fabrikschornsteine. - Antologia / Anthologie
Literature in the Shadow of Factory Stacks. - An Anthology

Contributor(s): Monika Kucner (Editor), Małgorzata Półrola (Translator), Jörg Riecke (Editor)
Subject(s): Jewish studies, Anthology, Polish Literature, History of the Holocaust
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: anthology; Łódź literature; German literature in Łódź; cultural heritage
Summary/Abstract: The book is a bilingual anthology of over fifty texts written in German by 19th- and 20th-century authors, absent from the critical and popular consciousness so far, but deeply rooted in Łódź history. The editors attempted to reconstruct literature written in the distinct regional variety of the German language called Lodzer Deutsch (or Lodzerdeutsch), and to present it as translated into Polish. The texts have for the most part been sourced from newspapers, few of which having been digitized; the publication therefore also contributes to saving the cultural heritage of Łódź. The reader can also find authors’ profiles, a minidictionary of selected Lodzerdeutsch vocabulary, introductory essays on the historical and cultural context of “Łódź literature” and on the characteristics of the Łódź variety of German. The publication is accompanied by five audio tracks in Lodzerdeutsch read by Aurelia Scheffel, who left Łódź – her home town – and moved with her parents to Oldenburg in 1946. The language presented in the recordings is one which Scheffel used on a daily basis in her home. Each track can be played by clicking on a corresponding link below.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8088-949-1
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8088-948-4
  • Page Count: 458
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish, German