Künstlerroman

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A Künstlerroman (German pronunciation: [ˈkʏnstlɐ.ʁoˌmaːn]; plural -ane), meaning "artist's novel" in German, is a narrative about an artist's growth to maturity.[1][2] It may be classified as a specific sub-genre of Bildungsroman;[3] such a work, usually a novel, tends to depict the conflicts of a sensitive youth against the values of a middle and upper class society of his or her time.

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Alasdair Gray's Lanark: A Life in Four Books consists of four books arranged in the order 3, 1, 2, 4; books 1 and 2 constituting a Künstlerroman. In John Dos Passos' U.S.A. trilogy, the Camera Eye sections add up to a modernist autobiographical Künstlerroman. John Barth's Lost in the Funhouse is a collection of short stories that are often read as a postmodernist Künstlerroman.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Werlock, James P. (2010) The Facts on File companion to the American short story, Volume 2, p.387
  2. ^ A Studio of One's Own: Fictional Women Painters and the Art of Fiction by Roberta White (page 13) published 2005 by Rosemont Publishing & Printing Crops. Accessed Via Google Books August 13, 2013.
  3. ^ Germaine de Staël in Germany: Gender and Literary Authority by Judith E. Martin (page 128) 2001 Fairleigh & Dickinson University Press
  4. ^ John Neary Something and nothingness: the fiction of John Updike & John Fowles p.54
  5. ^ Gilles Deleuze. "Marcel Proust et les signes". Paris: PUF, 1964]