History, Myth, and Music: Thomas Mann's Timely Fiction - Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture (Hardback)Susan Von Rohr Schaff (author)
Hardback 193 Pages / Published: 05/04/1998
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Thomas Mann's response to the crisis of modernity and the catastrophe of fascism is defined by the thematic matrix of history, myth and music: this book is the first to explore the interrelations of the three and the first study to approach the music in Mann's fiction through narrative theory. Discussion centers on Mann's preoccupation with redemption, which begins with his Nietzschean critique of Wagner's redemption motifs, and culminates in his radical questioning of the Christian myth in Doctor Faustus. The argument is developed through reference to four seminal figures, Nietzsche, Wagner, Weber and Tillich; while the centrality of Nietzsche and Wagner to Mann is well known,
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 193
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 579 x 386 x 14 mm
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