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Funktion der Grossstadtallegorie und des "Mythos" in der "Zehnten Duineser Elegie" von Rainer Maria Rilke. (German text);
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 ...
Wilhelm Raabe's novella, "Der Student von Wittenberg": An annotated translation
In Der Student von Wittenberg Wilhelm Raabe juxtaposes nature and society to show the harmony existing in nature and the lack of harmony in society. Society can be divided into a mental order and an order of force. Within ...
Love, friendship and family in Lessing's Damon, oder die wahre Freundschaft, Minna von Barnhelm, oder des Soldatenglueck and Emilia Galotti
The social relationships of love, friendship and family are important themes in all of Lessing's dramas. Such abstract concepts as emotion, forgiveness, empathy, honor, harmony and virtue have a particular meaning in the ...
A structural analysis of Gellert's novel Leben der Schwedischen Graefin von G
Structural elements of Gellert's novel, such as the choice of a narrator, the use of letters and dialog, contribute to a system of abstractions which pervades the work. As a predominantly didactic writer Gellert was ...