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

By Steffan Davies, Ernest Schonfield

D?¶blin??s texts, which variety generally throughout modern discourses, are paradigms of the come across 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 via providing demanding new views on key works. the quantity analyses not just a few of D?¶blin??s best-known novels and tales, but in addition missed works together with his early clinical essays, political journalism and autobiographical texts. different themes addressed are D?¶blin??s engagement with German historical past; 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 via students from Germany and the uk, the quantity offers insights into D?¶blin which are of worth to complicated researchers and to scholars alike.

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Vgl. z. B. die Texte Bekenntnis zum Naturalismus (1920, KS I, S. 291-93) Der Geist des naturalistischen Zeitalters (1924, SÄPL, S. 168-190), Vom alten zum neuen Naturalismus (1930, SÄPL, S. 263-269). Die Geburt des Döblinismus aus dem Geist des Fin de Siècle 33 Konventionalität verhaftet zu kritisieren. Gerade den weniger prominenten Texten jenseits der Titelnovelle Die Ermordung einer Butterblume, die inzwischen übereinstimmend als expressionistische Pionierleistung gelesen wird,9 wurde eine zu schwache Loslösung von den literarischen Erstversuchen und vom überladenen Dekor des Fin de Siècle attestiert.

Vgl. die Kritiken im Hamburgischen Corrrespondenten (22. Juni 1913) und im Zentralblatt für Kinderheilkunde 18 (1913) in: Alfred Döblin im Spiegel der zeitgenössischen Kritik, S. 10-12. Jean Martin Charcot; Paul Richer, Die Besessenen in der Kunst, hrsg. und mit einem Nachwort von Manfred Schneider, in Zusammenarbeit mit Wolfgang Tietze, aus dem Französischen von Willi Hendrichs (Göttingen: Steidl, 1987), S. 5. Cesare Lombroso und G. Ferrero, La donna delinquente. La prostituta e la donna normale (Torino, Roma, 1893), S.

Hermann Bahr, der in Wien und Berlin nachdrücklich die Überwindung des Naturalismus einfordert, macht in der Psychologie gerade jenen Schwellenbereich aus, der die Überwindung des Alten durch das Neue sichtbar machen müsse: Jetzt wird es sich offenbaren, daß, wenn wir freilich im Grunde unserer Natur zu viel Psychologen sind, um uns an dem objektiven Naturalismus auf die Dauer zu genügen, wir doch schon zu lange unter dem Einfluß des Naturalismus gewesen sind, um jemals zur alten Psychologie wieder zurückzukehren.

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