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The novelty of this study lies in its techniques for understanding the deliberate narrative contradictions and elusive parody in Goethe's work. Interpretation of the entire Unterhaltungen, including the Märchen, establishes Goethe's principles of cyclical composition. By pursuing the elaboration of these principles in the Wanderjahre—the undependable narrator, multiple perspectives, and parody of popular eighteenth-century figures—the author interprets the cultural and social significance of Goethe's most sophisticated novel.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Goethe’s Cyclical Narratives: Die Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten and Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre
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  1. Goethe’s Cyclical Narratives: Die Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten and Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Introduction
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  1. I. Unterhaltungen Deutscher Ausgewanderten
  2. pp. 5-32
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  1. II. Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre I: Perspective, Perception and Renunciation
  2. pp. 33-78
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  1. III. Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre II: Parody
  2. pp. 79-129
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  1. Epilogue
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  1. Select Bibliography
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469657189
Related ISBN
9781469657172
MARC Record
OCLC
1155238198
Launched on MUSE
2020-06-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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