Alfred Doblin: Paradigms of Modernism by Steffan Davies, Ernest Schonfield

By Steffan Davies, Ernest Schonfield

D?¶blin??s texts, which diversity largely throughout modern discourses, are paradigms of the come upon among literary and clinical 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 delivering tough 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 scientific essays, political journalism and autobiographical texts. different issues 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 similar to Heine, Benn, Brecht and Sebald. With contributions in English and in German by means of students from Germany and the uk, the amount provides insights into D?¶blin which are of price to complex researchers and to scholars alike.

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Scheint das Aussehen Ellas konsequent der morbiden Schönheit zeitgenössischer Weiblichkeitsentwürfe verpflichtet, bricht der Text selbst schon bald mit dieser stereotypen Rollenzuweisung. Denn der fragile Körper gehört der Tänzerin nicht, er gehört nicht einmal zu ihr, wie bereits der auf das Possessivpronomen bewusst verzichtende Titel verrät, sondern ist – im Gegenteil – ihr größter Feind. Dieser muss von Beginn an domestiziert werden: Durch extreme Körperbeherrschung versucht Ella, „ihre glatten Gelenke zu zwingen“ (EB, S.

282. Rezension in der Internationalen Rundschau, 5 (1981) in Arthur Schnitzler, Medizinische Schriften, zusammengestellt und mit einem Vorwort von Horst Thomé (Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, 1991) S. 240-41. Fischer, Fin de Siècle, S. 76. Die Geburt des Döblinismus aus dem Geist des Fin de Siècle 37 aufgegeben und ein Prozess eingeleitet, der Krankheit, Verfall, Hysterie und Wahnsinn als Modeworte gesellschaftlich und kulturell etabliert. 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.

Die Geburt des Döblinismus aus dem Geist des Fin de Siècle: Döblins frühe Erzählungen im Spannungsfeld von Ästhetik, Poetik und Medizin STEPHANIE CATANI This chapter examines the short stories published in the collection Die Ermordung einer Butterblume (1912) in the context of the aesthetic programme of the fin de siècle. It argues that Döblin developed his own poetic self-understanding in direct confrontation with fin de siècle literature, and in particular, with the conflation of medical and literary discourses prevalent at the turn of the century.

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