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    'Der Reine darf Alles': Fontanes literarische Kritik am Kulturprotestantismus

    Walker, John (2020) 'Der Reine darf Alles': Fontanes literarische Kritik am Kulturprotestantismus. Schriften der Theodor Fontane Gesellschaft 13 , ISSN 1861-4396.

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    Drawing on an analysis of three of Theodor Fontane's major novels - 'Irrungen, Wirrungen', 'Vor dem Sturm' and 'Der Stechlin', this article argues that Fontane's mature fiction embodies a literary critique - not, as has often been assumed, an endorsement - of the ideology of inwardness associated with late nineteenth-century German Protestantism. Book synopsis: Fontane’s canonical status is based on his unique narrative style, already recognized by his contemporaries as a hallmark of his work. This volume explores new linguistic, text-genetic, and comparative approaches to Fontane’s work, and critically examines the key notion of Fontane unique “sound” and “style.” The essays lend insight to how Fontane’s style was forged and suggest material and non-material factors that underlie his style.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: ISBN: 9783110541731
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Theodor Fontane, German realist novel, Late nineteenth century German society, Idea of 'inwardness', German Lutheran theology
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: John Walker
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2019 09:32
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:45


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