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Anglica Germanica Series 2 : Hebbel's Prose Tragedies: An Investigation of the Aesthetic Aspect of Hebbel's Dramatic Language - Mary Garland

Anglica Germanica Series 2

Hebbel's Prose Tragedies: An Investigation of the Aesthetic Aspect of Hebbel's Dramatic Language

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521155212
Number Of Pages: 348

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A study of the nineteenth-century German writer Friedrich Hebbel, concentrating on his tragedies in prose, and examining in particular the way in which the language is used to convey Hebbel's beliefs, attitudes and intellectual preoccupations and also the dramatic effects. The three tragedies Judith, Maria Magdalene and Agnes Bernauer are studied in turn.

Preface
Introduction
Judith:
Scope and setting
The idea
The temper of negation
God and nature
Sleep and dreams
Character portrayal by image
The Bible and the Apocryphal Book of Judith
Maria Magdalene:
Expository motifs
The balance-sheet
The emotional temper
Ambivalent communication
Agnes Bernauer:
The background
The concentric setting
Variations on the Theme of Death
Biblical motifs
The symbolism of reality
Variations on the Christ Motif in other works of Hebbel
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521155212
ISBN-10: 0521155215
Series: Anglica Germanica Series 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.44