The narration of the development of the artist has found its literary medium in the genre, the Künstlerroman. This specific novel traces the embryonic growth of the artist-protagonist from the moment when he exhibits artistic talents to the point when he actually creates. Specific themes, motifs, and structure define the genre. The authors studied are: Hermann Hesse, D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, and Theodore Dreiser.
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1992. 168 pp.
Contents: The following works are compared to observe related literary themes and structure of the modern Künstlerroman: Peter
Camenzind, Narcissus and Goldmund, Sons and Lovers, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, The «Genius».