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The old retold : archetypal patterns in German literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / H.J. Schueler.

Author:
Schueler, H. J. (Heinz Juergen), 1933- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : P. Lang, c1996.
Description:
135 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:
  • American university studies. Series I, Germanic languages and literatures ; v. 106. [More in this series]
  • American university studies. Series I, Germanic languages and literatures ; vol. 106
Summary note:
  • Applying archetypal criticism, and more particularly Northrop Frye's understanding of the nature of literature, this book investigates archetypal patterns in German literature from Goethe's Faust to Dorst's Merlin. The Old Retold attempts to illuminate the archetypal unity of German literature and to reveal it as a continuum beyond the chronology of conventionally accepted periods and movements. Frye's critical mode is introduced to an area in which it is largely unknown or ignored.
  • The collection demonstrates that this approach can be fruitfully used to shed new light on German literature of the past two hundred years.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-135).
Contents:
I. The Polar Identity of Descent and Ascent in Goethe's Faust -- II. Cosmology and Quest in Novalis' "Klingsohrs Marchen" -- III. The Symbolism of Paradise in Georg Kaiser's Von morgens bis mitternachts -- IV. Initiatory Patterns and Symbols in Alfred Doblin's Manas and Hermann Kasack's Die Stadt hinter dem Strom -- V. Michael Ende's Die unendliche Geschichte and the Recovery of Myth through Romance -- VI. Utopian or Anti-Utopian Vision? Tankred Dorst's Merlin oder Das wuste Land.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0820426008 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
94031071
OCLC:
31012028
RCP:
C - S