Alfred Doblin: Paradigms of Modernism by Steffan Davies, Ernest Schonfield

By Steffan Davies, Ernest Schonfield

D?¶blin??s texts, which variety extensively throughout modern discourses, are paradigms of the come upon among literary and clinical modernity. With their use of ?Tatsachenphantasie??, they explode traditional language, looking a brand new reference to the area of items and issues. This quantity reassesses and reevaluates the uniquely interdisciplinary caliber of D?¶blin??s interdiscursive, factually-inspired poetics through delivering difficult new views on key works. the amount analyses not just a few of D?¶blin??s best-known novels and tales, but additionally overlooked works together with his early clinical essays, political journalism and autobiographical texts. different issues addressed are D?¶blin??s engagement with German background; his relation to scientific discourse; his topography of Berlin; his aestheticisation of his personal biography and his relation to different significant writers similar to Heine, Benn, Brecht and Sebald. With contributions in English and in German by means of students from Germany and the uk, the amount provides insights into D?¶blin which are of price to complex researchers and to scholars alike.

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G. Jung’s conception of individuation that Maillard recognises in this scenario are highly suggestive and would undoubtedly repay more exhaustive investigation. But the aspect of Manas that is of particular interest in the present context is Döblin’s deployment of a mythic mode of representation which goes beyond mere allegory and constitutes in itself a direct means of envisioning – of rendering “anschaulich” – a complex conception of the mind as a function of the dynamic interplay of natural forces and capacities (the “Ich in der Natur”) which corresponds to Döblin’s projection of a universal unifying principle (an “Ich über der –––––––––––––– 37 38 See Graber, Döblins Epos “Manas”, p.

Belhalfaoui-Köhn, “Alfred Döblins Naturphilosophie”, pp. 361-65; Helmut Mader, Sozialismus- und Revolutionsthematik im Werk Alfred Döblins, mit einer Interpretation seines Romans “November 1918” (PhD dissertation, Mainz, 1977), pp. 40-47; Christine Maillard, “Critique de la science et théorie de la connaissance dans les ‘écrits philosophiques’ d’Alfred Döblin: Das Ich über der Natur (1927) und Unser Dasein (1933)”, in Littérature et théorie de la connaissance 1890-1935. Literatur und Erkenntnistheorie 1890-1935, études réunies par Christine Maillard (Strasbourg: Presses universitaires de Strasbourg, 2004), pp.

32 Stephanie Catani Bedürfnis verlangt Psychologie, gegen die Einseitigkeit des bisherigen Naturalismus; aber es verlangt eine Psychologie, welche der langen Gewohnheit des Naturalismus Rechnung trägt. 8 Döblin und das Fin de Siècle Wenn überhaupt, hat eine Döblin-Lektüre im Kontext des literarischen Fin de Siècle bislang vorrangig am Beispiel seiner literarischen Erstversuche stattgefunden. So wurden vor allem dem Romandebüt Jagende Rosse (1900) dekadente und ästhetizistische Einflüsse attestiert, wohl nicht zuletzt aufgrund der Einordnung, die Döblin rückblickend selbst vornimmt: „Ein lyrischer Ich-Roman.

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