The German Bildungsroman: Incest and Inheritance

The German Bildungsroman: Incest and Inheritance

by Michael Minden
     
 

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The Bildungsroman - the story of the development or formation of a young man - is the most famous German contribution to the European novel. In this study Michael Minden offers detailed readings of some of the best-known novels in the German language, from Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre to Mann's Der Zauberberg. Taking account of contemporary literary theory,

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The Bildungsroman - the story of the development or formation of a young man - is the most famous German contribution to the European novel. In this study Michael Minden offers detailed readings of some of the best-known novels in the German language, from Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre to Mann's Der Zauberberg. Taking account of contemporary literary theory, Minden uncovers aspects and motifs which subvert traditional ideas of the Bildungsroman, and raise questions of the function and status of literature.

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"Minden's challenges of received scholarly perceptions will interest graduate students and specialists studying the various authors and periods." M. McCulloh, Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780521142809
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in German Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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