The German Bildungsroman

The German Bildungsroman

Incest and Inheritance

eBook - 1997
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Study of the Bildungsroman as literature, including detailed readings of novels from Goethe to Mann.
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 that subvert traditional ideas of the Bildungsroman, and raise questions about the function and status of literature.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780511006036
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 291 pages)


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