The Resource Formative fictions : nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman, Tobias Boes., (ebook)

Formative fictions : nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman, Tobias Boes., (ebook)

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Formative fictions : nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman
Title
Formative fictions
Title remainder
nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman
Statement of responsibility
Tobias Boes.
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Language
eng
Summary
The Bildungsroman, or "novel of formation," has long led a paradoxical life within literary studies, having been construed both as a peculiarly German genre, a marker of that country's cultural difference from Western Europe, and as a universal expression of modernity. In Formative Fictions, Tobias 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. Since the late eighteenth century, authors have employed the story of a protagonist's journey into maturity as a powerful tool with which to facilitate the creation of national communities among their readers. Such attempts always stumble over what Boes calls "cosmopolitan remainders," identity claims that resist nationalism's aim for closure in the normative regime of the nation-state. These cosmopolitan remainders are responsible for the curiously hesitant endings of so many novels of formation. In Formative Fictions, Boes presents readings of a number of novels-Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, Karl Leberecht Immermann's The Epigones, Gustav Freytag's Debit and Credit, Alfred Db̦lin's Berlin Alexanderplatz, and Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus among them-that have always been felt to be particularly "German" and compares them with novels by such authors as George Eliot and James Joyce to show that what seem to be markers of national particularity can productively be read as topics of world literature
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Midwest
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1976-
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Boes, Tobias
Dewey number
809.3/9354
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Signale : modern German letters, cultures, and thought
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  • Bildungsromans
  • German fiction
  • European fiction
  • Nationalism and literature
  • City and town life in literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Formative fictions : nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman, Tobias Boes., (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780801465215
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT12428172
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remote
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MWT12428172
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Formative fictions : nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman, Tobias Boes., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780801465215
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12428172
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12428172
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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