The German Bildungsroman: Incest and Inheritance by Michael MindenThe German Bildungsroman: Incest and Inheritance by Michael Minden

The German Bildungsroman: Incest and Inheritance

byMichael Minden

Paperback | March 2, 2011

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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. In this study Michael Minden offers detailed readings of some of the best-known novels in the German language, from Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre to Mann's Der Zauberberg. Taking account of contemporary literary theory, Minden uncovers aspects and motifs that subvert traditional ideas of the Bildungsroman, and raise questions about the function and status of literature.
Title:The German Bildungsroman: Incest and InheritanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.67 inPublished:March 2, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521142806

ISBN - 13:9780521142809

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre; 2. Agathon, Anton Reiser, Hyperion; 3. Der grüne Heinrich; 4. Heinrich von Ofterdingen and Der Nachsommer; 5. Der Zauberberg; 6. Conclusion.

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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