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By Steffan Davies, Ernest Schonfield

ISBN-10: 3110217694

ISBN-13: 9783110217698

D?¶blin??s texts, which diversity commonly throughout modern discourses, are paradigms of the come upon among literary and medical modernity. With their use of ?Tatsachenphantasie??, they explode traditional language, looking a brand new reference to the realm of items and issues. This quantity reassesses and reevaluates the uniquely interdisciplinary caliber of D?¶blin??s interdiscursive, factually-inspired poetics by means of supplying hard new views on key works. the quantity analyses not just a few of D?¶blin??s best-known novels and tales, but additionally missed works together with his early clinical essays, political journalism and autobiographical texts. different subject matters addressed are D?¶blin??s engagement with German historical past; his relation to clinical discourse; his topography of Berlin; his aestheticisation of his personal biography and his relation to different significant writers equivalent to Heine, Benn, Brecht and Sebald. With contributions in English and in German via students from Germany and the uk, the amount provides insights into D?¶blin which are of worth to complex researchers and to scholars alike.

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Zwei Seelen in einer Brust: Döblin – Arzt und Dichter Greift Döblin mit einigen seiner Sujets noch das Stoff- und Motivrepertoire des Fin de Siècle auf, bricht er zugleich mit der undifferenzierten Gleichsetzung ästhetischer und medizinischer Entwürfe im Diskurs der Literatur, aber auch in seinen theoretischen Schriften. So geht er keineswegs selbstverständlich mit seiner eigenen beruflichen Ausrichtung um, sondern reflektiert und problematisiert die parallele medizinische und literarische Tätigkeit gerade in den ersten Jahrzehnten seiner beruflichen Laufbahn, ja spielt sie mitunter deutlich gegeneinander aus.

Also SÄPL, p. 226). There appears to be no stable focus for his narrative fictions over time, so how can we relate the heterogeneity of his novels to the relatively continuous philosophical concerns that we have noted? Within the scope of the present article I cannot do more than briefly indicate the broad nature of the connections that can be made between Döblin’s fictional works and his philosophical writings, but I shall attempt to do so in ways that will encourage others to explore these for themselves.

163-67. Cf. Belhalfaoui-Köhn, “Alfred Döblins Naturphilosophie”, pp. 361-65; Helmut Mader, Sozialismus- und Revolutionsthematik im Werk Alfred Döblins, mit einer Interpretation seines Romans “November 1918” (PhD dissertation, Mainz, 1977), pp. 40-47; Christine Maillard, “Critique de la science et théorie de la connaissance dans les ‘écrits philosophiques’ d’Alfred Döblin: Das Ich über der Natur (1927) und Unser Dasein (1933)”, in Littérature et théorie de la connaissance 1890-1935. Literatur und Erkenntnistheorie 1890-1935, études réunies par Christine Maillard (Strasbourg: Presses universitaires de Strasbourg, 2004), pp.

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