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The German Bildungsroman : Incest and Inheritance - Michael Minden

The German Bildungsroman

Incest and Inheritance

Hardcover Published: 28th April 1997
ISBN: 9780521495738
Number Of Pages: 291

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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. Most studies of the Bildungsroman have concentrated on its underlying philosophy; Michael Minden addresses it as literature. He offers detailed readings of some of the best-known novels in the German language, from Goethe to Mann, including Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, Agathon, Anton Reiser, Hyperion, Heinrich von Ofterdingen, Der grune Heinrich, Der Nachsommer, and Der Zauberberg. Looking at the novels from the points of view of gender, subjectivity, and the ideology of the aesthetic, and taking account of late twentieth-century literary theory, Minden uncovers aspects and motifs which subvert traditional ideas of the Bildungsroman and raise questions about 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: 9780521495738
ISBN-10: 0521495733
Series: Cambridge Studies in German
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 28th April 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.48  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.48