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Humor and parody in E. T. A. Hoffman's novel Die Lebens-Ansichten des Katers Murr
E. T. A. Hoffmann's novel Lie Lebens-Ansichten des Katers Murr consists of two stories. One represents the biography of Johannes Kreisler, a serious and genuinely Inspired musician, whose sometimes quixotic behavior puts ...
Music and simultaneity in Hermann Broch's "Bergroman" Der Versucher
References to the various aspects of the symbolical correspondence between simultaneity and music are omnipresent in Hermann Broch's literary and theoretical endeavors. This analysis will investigate their implications in ...
Das Verhaeltnis der Utopie zur Realitaet: three plays by Peter Hacks
In this thesis I attempt, by means of a close analysis of three plays which Hacks wrote over a ten year period, to define his quasi-programmatio statement, "Gegenstand der juengsten Kunst . . . ist das Verhaeltnis der ...
The motif of coldness in Oedoen von Horvath
The concept of coldness is evident on some level in all the works of Odfin von Horvath. In the earliest works its primary manifestation is on a psychical level: a pervading coldness in the world because the individual is ...
Der Perfidie hoher Preis zur Casanovafigur in der Literatur der Jahrhundertwende
The historic Casanova embodied the opposing aspects of vitality and decadence. Thus, he reflected the feeling of "gay apocalypse" which prevailed during the fin-de-siecle. In the case of Schnitzler and Hofmannsthal, their ...