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Narrative Structure and the Reader in Wilhelm Raabe's "Im Alten Eisen"

Lensing, Leo A.

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ISBN 10: 3261021284 / ISBN 13: 9783261021281
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Title: Narrative Structure and the Reader in ...

Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Series: Germanic Studies in America. Num Pages: 115 pages. BIC Classification: 2ACG; DSBF; DSK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 230. Weight in Grams: 300. . 1977. Leather Bound. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783261021281

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Synopsis: The author examines the relationship between the narrator and the reader in Wilhelm Raabe's Im alten Eisen (1887) both as an aspect of narrative structure and as a reflection of social and cultural criticism. Using W. Iser's concept of the «implied reader», the interpretation progresses from an investigation of Raabe's actual readers to a Im alten Eisen is linked to its unusual synthesis of the fairy-tale and the novelistic genres and to its parody of the family-journal novels of E. Marlitt.

Language Notes: Text: English, German

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