A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)

A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)


Alfred Döblin (1878-1957) used to be one of many nice German-Jewish writers of the twentieth century, a massive determine within the German avant-garde sooner than the 1st global warfare and a number one highbrow through the Weimar Republic. Döblin tremendously motivated the historical past of the German novel: his best-known paintings, the best-selling 1929 novel Berlin Alexanderplatz, has usually 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 under no circumstances constrained to novels, yet during this style, he provided a shocking number of narrative suggestions, subject matters, buildings, and outlooks. Döblin's influence on German writers after the second one global battle used to be enormous: Günter Grass, for instance, said him as "my teacher." And but, whereas Alexanderplatz maintains to fascinate the analyzing public, it has overshadowed the remainder of Döblin's enormous oeuvre. This quantity of rigorously targeted essays seeks to do justice to such vital texts as Döblin's early tales, his various different novels, his political, philosophical, scientific, autobiographical, and non secular essays, his experimental performs, and his writings at the new media of cinema and radio. individuals: 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 university; Wulf Koepke is Professor Emeritus of German at Texas A&M college; Heidi Thomann Tewarson is Professor of German at Oberlin collage.

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