German literature, works in the German language by German, Austrian, Austro-Hungarian, and Swiss authors, as well as by writers of German in other countries.
Sections in this article:
- The Twentieth Century
- The Eighteenth Century
- Old and Middle High German: From Early to Medieval Literature
- The Nineteenth Century: Realism and Naturalism
- The Protestant Reformation, High German, and Literary Academies: The Fifteenth to Seventeenth Centuries
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