Editorial: ISSUE 85.3
With this issue we maintain a tradition—3 years so far—that rewards [with publication!] the Best Essay by a graduate student in GermanStudies. This year’s winner is Irina Kuznetsova, whose article on Dostoevsky & Thomas Mann reminds us that the turn of the last century continues to
provide intense scholarly stimulus; both previous winners were also in that “zone.”
And we offer below a provocative challenge to the “normative” impact of Der Vorleser & its influential author, Bernhard Schlink. If readers feel strongly reactive, firstname.lastname@example.org is the place to send thoughts of all kinds, whether supportive or resistant.