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Formative fictions : nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman

Author: Tobias Boes
Publisher: Ithaca (N.Y.) : Cornell University Press : Cornell University Library, 2012.
Series: Signale (Ithaca, N.Y.)
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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tobias Boes
ISBN: 9780801478031 0801478030 9780801451775 0801451779
OCLC Number: 866817595
Description: X-201 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The limits of national form : normativity and performativity in Bildungsroman criticism ; Apprenticeship of the novel : Goethe and the invention of history ; Epigonal consciousness : Stendhal, Immermann, and the "problem of generations" around 1830 ; Long-distance fantasies : Freytag, Eliot, and national literature in the age of empire ; Urban vernaculars : Joyce, Döblin, and the "individuating rhythm" of modernity ; Conclusion : apocalipsis cum figuris : Thomas Mann and the Bildungsroman at the ends of time.
Series Title: Signale (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Tobias Boes.
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"By reinserting less well-studied German examples into a history of the genre, Boes resists turning plots into theoretical self-descriptions. His approach allows the genre the freedom of its Read more...

 
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