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Separation Anxiety: Canine Narrators and Modernist Isolation in Woolf, Twain, and Panizza

by Joela Jacobs (Author)
16 Pages
Open Access
Journal: literatur für leser:innen Volume 39 Issue 3 pp. 153 - 168

Summary

In the decades around 1900, the Western literary canon boasts a dense accumulation of stories that specifically make dogs their protagonists, or even their narrators. Authors amongst the most important voices of modernism in their respective traditions, such as Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Franz Kafka, O. Henry, Miguel de Unamuno, Vladimir Bulgakov, and Italo Svevo, all turned to canine perspectives to discuss the human condition in the rapidly changing modern world.

Details

Pages
16
DOI
10.3726/9445_LFL_16-3_153
Open Access
CC-BY

Biographical notes

Joela Jacobs (Author)

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Title: Separation Anxiety: Canine Narrators and Modernist Isolation in Woolf, Twain, and Panizza