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dc.contributor.authorPizer, John
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-23T07:43:03Z
dc.date.available2020-06-23T07:43:03Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifierONIX_20200623_9781469656533_116
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39868
dc.description.abstractGerman Poetic Realists drew on the Romantic motif of the Double in a manner consistent with the central dictum of Poetic Realism as articulated by its chief theorists, Julian Schmidt and Otto Ludwig. Schmidt and Ludwig argued that contemporary authors should, above all, strive for psychological and aesthetic totality in their narrative representations, turning away from the Romantic fantastic but also avoiding the fragmentary approach to the portrayal of everyday life that Ludwig found in early Naturalism. The 'poetic' presentation of reality adheres to quotidian life but strives to show it in all its many dimensions. While Romantic Doppelgänger are often preternatural figures, the Poetic Realists configure egos and their narrative Others ('alter egos,' who are also sometimes physical Doubles) to portray characters in their psychological comprehensiveness. After offering an overview of the Romantic Double motif and its connections to the theory of Poetic Realism, John Pizer analyzes the work of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Otto Ludwig, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Gottfried Keller, Theodor Storm, and Wilhelm Raabe.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.otherPoetry
dc.subject.otherGerman Studies
dc.subject.otherLiterature
dc.titleEgo-Alter Ego
dc.title.alternativeDouble and/as Other in the Age of German Poetic Realism
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5149/9781469656533_Pizer
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy29b4cf74-8c0a-422f-9d27-e862ca722861
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of North Carolina Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://uncpress.org/
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0314e571-4102-4526-b014-3ed8f2d6750a
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name National Endowment for the Humanities
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virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
oapen.series.number120
oapen.pages176
oapen.place.publicationChapel Hill
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oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program
oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program


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