Download A Companion to the Works of Alfred Dublin by Roland Dollinger, Wulf Koepke, Heidi Thomann Tewarson PDF

By Roland Dollinger, Wulf Koepke, Heidi Thomann Tewarson

Alfred Döblin (1878-1957) used to be one of many nice German-Jewish writers of the 20 th century, a huge determine within the German avant-garde ahead of the 1st international struggle and a number one highbrow in the course of the Weimar Republic. Döblin vastly motivated the heritage of the German novel: his best-known paintings, the best-selling 1929 novel Berlin Alexanderplatz, has often been in comparison in its use of inner monologue and literary montage to James Joyce's Ulysses and John Dos Passos's new york move . Döblin's oeuvre is in no way restricted to novels, yet during this style, he provided a stunning number of narrative options, topics, constructions, and outlooks. Döblin's impression on German writers after the second one global battle used to be significant: Günter Grass, for instance, said him as ''my teacher.'' And but, whereas Alexanderplatz maintains to fascinate the studying public, it has overshadowed the remainder of Döblin's mammoth oeuvre. This quantity of rigorously targeted essays seeks to do justice to such very important texts as Döblin's early tales, his a number of different novels, his political, philosophical, scientific, autobiographical, and spiritual essays, his experimental performs, and his writings at the new media of cinema and radio.Contributors: Heidi Thomann Tewarson, David Dollenmayer, Neil H. Donahue, Roland Dollinger, Veronika Fuechtner, Gabriele Sander, Erich Kleinschmidt, Wulf Koepke, Helmut F. Pfanner, Helmuth Kiesel, Klaus Müller-Salget, Christoph Bartscherer, Wolfgang Düsing. Roland Dollinger is affiliate professor of German at Sarah Lawrence collage; Wulf Koepke is professor emeritus of German at Texas A&M collage; Heidi Thomann Tewarson is professor of German at Oberlin collage.

Show description

Read or Download A Companion to the Works of Alfred Dublin PDF

Similar nonfiction_2 books

Opening for White According to Anand 1.e4, Volume 11 (Repertoire Books)

Writer: Alexander KhalifmanPrinted in 2009Publisher: Chess Stars444 pagesISBN-13: 9789548782692TEXT reviews and Figurine Algebraic Notations Khalifman reaches the Dragon and the speeded up Dragon and desires 444 pages to build a razorsharp repertoire for white, picking out the Yugoslav assault with nine.

Interfacial Instability

This e-book offers a suite of essays on interfacial instability, essays on such subject matters as jets, solidification and melting, precipitation, and electrodeposition. The booklet offers with the linear concept; accordingly, pencil and paper suffice to paintings throughout the fabric. the 1st essays give you the invaluable historical past: the 1st is an creation to jets; the second one explains tips on how to resolve an issue in interfacial instability, the place the boundary setting apart levels could be displaced.

Additional resources for A Companion to the Works of Alfred Dublin

Example text

One of the early discussions concerns the concept of mimesis, with clear reference to Aristotle and his Poetics (SÄPL, 19). Both the musician and Calypso agree that it is impossible to imitate a thing completely, and therefore reject mimesis as the guiding principle of art. Music, because it is the least imitative of the arts and therefore the freest, effectively illustrates their argument. The musician sets up a hierarchy of arts, ranking the least mimetic at the pinnacle. Well down the hierarchy in descending mimetic order are painting, sculpture, and, without differentiation, drama, dance, and pantomime.

He is introduced reading and quoting from Nietzsche’s Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra, 1883–85). Detached from reality and society, he had resolved to leave all human entanglements — desires, yearnings, amazement — behind him and to reach instead for the free, proud, and cool heights inhabited by a few exceptional individuals like Zarathustra (JR, 136). His awakening sexuality, however, hurls him from his lofty heights into the lowly sphere of ordinary human beings. A struggle ensues between Johannes’s conscious, rational, and creative self and his sensual/sexual drives, a struggle in which the latter prove to be the absolute victor.

The reader last sees Bertha at the canal, leaning over the railing, and admitting to herself that she cannot conquer her sexual drive. Here, the manuscript breaks off. As stated earlier, Bebel and his optimistic outlook soon lost their relevance for the budding author, although he continued to profess certain sympathies for socialism. Other motifs, however, retained their significance or increased in importance. Images of an all-embracing Catholic religion, of the Virgin Mary, and of Jesus carrying the cross regularly DÖBLIN’S EARLY STORIES: TOWARD A MODERNIST AESTHETIC ♦ 27 reappear.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 10 votes