publication . Other literature type . 0044 . 2011

The fantastic in Thomas Mann's Der Tod in Venedig and Joseph und seine Brüder

Nolan, Tom;
English
  • Published: 11 Oct 2011
  • Publisher: Department of German and Dutch
Abstract
The thesis includes an introductory survey of recent relevant secondary literature and a coda dealing with the fantastic as a manifestation of Schiller’s ‘Spieltrieb’. Its main body, however, is comprised of three substantial chapters prosecuting two interlinked arguments: (1) that Der Tod in Venedig and Joseph und seine Brüder are fantastic narratives and (2) that the fantastic in these narratives works hand in glove with Mann’s philosophical concerns. In order to demonstrate that the first of these propositions is correct chapter II is devoted to showing how much Der Tod in Venedig has in common with works which are acknowledged to be part of the fantastic ...
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publication . Other literature type . 0044 . 2011

The fantastic in Thomas Mann's Der Tod in Venedig and Joseph und seine Brüder

Nolan, Tom;