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Formative fictions : nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman

Author: Tobias Boes
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell Univ. Press, 2012.
Series: Signale : modern German letters, cultures, and thought
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Boes argues that the dual status of the Bildungsroman renders this novelistic form an elegant way to negotiate the diverging critical discourses surrounding national and world literature.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tobias Boes
ISBN: 9780801451775 0801451779 9780801478031 0801478030
OCLC Number: 828786975
Description: x, 201 Seiten.
Contents: IntroductionPart I. Methodological Background1. The Limits of National Form: Normativity and Performativity in Bildungsroman Criticism2. Apprenticeship of the Novel: Goethe and the Invention of HistoryPart II. Comparative Studies3. Epigonal Consciousness: Stendhal, Immermann, and the "Problem of Generations" around 18304. Long-Distance Fantasies: Freytag, Eliot, and National Literature in the Age of Empire5. Urban Vernaculars: Joyce, Doeblin, and the "Individuating Rhythm" of ModernityConclusion: Apocalipsis cum figuris: Thomas Mann and the Bildungsroman at the Ends of TimeBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Signale : modern German letters, cultures, and thought
Responsibility: Tobias Boes.

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