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The German Bildungsroman from Wieland to Hesse / Martin Swales.


Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1978] .
ISBN 9780691063591, 0691063591

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JSTOR EBA
Subjects Bildungsroman.
Bildungsromans -- History and criticism.
Bildungsromans, German.
Deutsch.
German fiction -- History and criticism.
German fiction.
Maturation (Psychology) in literature.
Psychological fiction, German -- History and criticism.
Psychological fiction, German.
Series Princeton essays in literature.
Description xi, 171 pages ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Although some of the most distinguished German novels written since about 1770 are generally considered to be Bildungsromane, the term Bildungsroman is all too frequently used in English without an awareness of the tradition from which it arose. Professor Swales concentrates on the roles of plot, characterization, and narrative commentary in novels by Wieland, Goethe, Stifter, Keller, Mann, and Hesse. By pointing out that the goal in each work is both elusive and problematic, he suggests a previously unsuspected ironic intent. His analysis adds to our awareness of the potentialities inherent.
Contents The Bildungsroman as a genre -- Wieland : Agathon (1767) -- Goethe : Wilhelm Meister's apprenticeship (1795-1796) -- Stifter : Indian summer (1857) -- Keller : Green henry (1879-1880) -- Mann : The magic mountain (1924) -- Hesse : The glass bead game (1943) -- Conclusion : the Bildungsroman as a taxonomic genre.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Germany
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3750763
(OCoLC)ocm03750763
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WorldCat Identities Swales, Martin.
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