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dc.contributor.advisor Winkler, Michael
dc.creatorSchellhammer, Ulrike Beate
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:11:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:11:15Z
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13390
dc.description.abstract The views of Quintilian, Benjamin and Blumenberg on allegory and metaphor, together with a critical appraisal of Vico's and Frye's theories on myth provide the theoretical framework for the investigations undertaken in this thesis. An analysis of the depiction of city life in Rilke's early works helps establish the function of the city-allegory in the Tenth Duino Elegy. This function is further developed, in detail, in the central third chapter of the thesis, which offers a text-immanent examination of the early stages of the elegy. The mythology manifested in the second half of the poem serves to illustrate the crucial significance of the contrast between city and landscape in Rilke's poetology. Finally, the paradigm of Meister Eckhart's "unio mystica" is used in an attempt to present a new interpretation of the final eight lines of the elegy.
dc.format.extent 128 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectGermanic literature
dc.title Funktion der Grossstadtallegorie und des "Mythos" in der "Zehnten Duineser Elegie" von Rainer Maria Rilke. (German text);
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department German and Russian
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Schellhammer, Ulrike Beate. "Funktion der Grossstadtallegorie und des "Mythos" in der "Zehnten Duineser Elegie" von Rainer Maria Rilke. (German text);." (1989) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13390.


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