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The Elusive «I» in the Novel

Hippel, Sterne, Diderot, Kant

by Hamilton Beck (Author)
Others X, 161 Pages
Series: American University Studies , Volume 46

Summary

Hippel, author of Die Lebensläufe nach aufsteigender Linie (1778-1781), has been widely recognized as one of the best German authors to write in the manner of Laurence Sterne. This study places Hippel in the context of the theory of the novel and historiography in the eighteenth century. It re-examines the relationship between Hippel and Sterne (as well as Diderot), with emphasis on the contrast in the authors' use of narrators and documents. Hippel's indebtedness to Kant is well known, but here his borrowing from Kant's lecture notes is discussed in detail and its relevance to Hippel's theory of the novel shown.

Details

Pages
X, 161
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820402796
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1987. X, 161 pp.

Biographical notes

Hamilton Beck (Author)

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