By Steffan Davies, Ernest Schonfield
D?¶blin??s texts, which variety broadly throughout modern discourses, are paradigms of the stumble upon among literary and medical modernity. With their use of ?Tatsachenphantasie??, they explode traditional language, looking a brand new reference to the realm of items and issues. This quantity reassesses and reevaluates the uniquely interdisciplinary caliber of D?¶blin??s interdiscursive, factually-inspired poetics through providing demanding new views on key works. the quantity analyses not just a few of D?¶blin??s best-known novels and tales, but additionally overlooked works together with his early scientific essays, political journalism and autobiographical texts. different issues addressed are D?¶blin??s engagement with German heritage; his relation to scientific discourse; his topography of Berlin; his aestheticisation of his personal biography and his relation to different significant writers reminiscent of Heine, Benn, Brecht and Sebald. With contributions in English and in German by way of students from Germany and the uk, the amount offers insights into D?¶blin which are of worth to complex researchers and to scholars alike.
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307). For an analysis of the work’s themes in relation to the language philosophy of Fritz Mauthner, see Birgit Hoock, Modernität als Paradox. Der Begriff der “Moderne” und seine Anwendung auf das Werk Alfred Döblins (bis 1933) (Tübingen: Max Niemeyer, 1997), pp. 163-91. Cf. Hoock, Modernität als Paradox, pp. 166-68 and 187-88. Klaus Müller-Salget, Alfred Döblin. Werk und Entwicklung, 2nd edition (Bonn: Bouvier, 1988), pp. 120-31 and 165-69. Metaphysical Speculation and the Fascination of the Real 25 focus is on an unflinching depiction of ruthless human behaviour and – leaving aside that moment of the fantastic which brings the melancholic Emperor Ferdinand face to face with a demonic representative of the natural order in the final chapter – any sense of a transcendental perspective on the natural world is absent; but by the same token, human behaviour is often evoked here in metaphorical terms which firmly relate it to a conception of natural processes as raw, brutal and primeval.
166-68 and 187-88. Klaus Müller-Salget, Alfred Döblin. Werk und Entwicklung, 2nd edition (Bonn: Bouvier, 1988), pp. 120-31 and 165-69. Metaphysical Speculation and the Fascination of the Real 25 focus is on an unflinching depiction of ruthless human behaviour and – leaving aside that moment of the fantastic which brings the melancholic Emperor Ferdinand face to face with a demonic representative of the natural order in the final chapter – any sense of a transcendental perspective on the natural world is absent; but by the same token, human behaviour is often evoked here in metaphorical terms which firmly relate it to a conception of natural processes as raw, brutal and primeval.
282. Rezension in der Internationalen Rundschau, 5 (1981) in Arthur Schnitzler, Medizinische Schriften, zusammengestellt und mit einem Vorwort von Horst Thomé (Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, 1991) S. 240-41. Fischer, Fin de Siècle, S. 76. Die Geburt des Döblinismus aus dem Geist des Fin de Siècle 37 aufgegeben und ein Prozess eingeleitet, der Krankheit, Verfall, Hysterie und Wahnsinn als Modeworte gesellschaftlich und kulturell etabliert. Zwei Seelen in einer Brust: Döblin – Arzt und Dichter Greift Döblin mit einigen seiner Sujets noch das Stoff- und Motivrepertoire des Fin de Siècle auf, bricht er zugleich mit der undifferenzierten Gleichsetzung ästhetischer und medizinischer Entwürfe im Diskurs der Literatur, aber auch in seinen theoretischen Schriften.
Alfred Doblin: Paradigms of Modernism by Steffan Davies, Ernest Schonfield