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Róbert Gáfrik - Zur Rezeption indischer Stoffe in der deutschen Literatur
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Zur Rezeption indischer Stoffe in der deutschen Literatur
Abstract: The study focuses on the influence of India and Indian thought in German literature. It is an attempt at an analysis of a group of German literary works that are based on ancient Indian themes and motives. Works of art have a peculiar mode of existence. They become infused with life in the process of reception and open their peculiar world to the reader. The study points out the relation of these literary works to the world to which they belong on account of their setting. It tries to answer some hermeneutical and aesthetic questions which works of art representing other cultures raise and examines the imagological potential of J.W. Goethe’s ballad Der Gott und die Bajadere and Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha.
Indien und Europa
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