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Hebbel's Prose Tragedies An Investigation of the Aesthetic Aspect of Hebbel's Dramatic Language

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ISBN-10: 0521155215

ISBN-13: 9780521155212

Edition: 2010

Authors: Mary Garland

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A study of the nineteenth-century German writer Friedrich Hebbel, concentrating on his tragedies in prose, and examining in particular the way in which the language is used to convey Hebbel's beliefs, attitudes and intellectual preoccupations and also the dramatic effects. The three tragedies Judith, Maria Magdalene and Agnes Bernauer are studied in turn.
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Judith:
Scope and setting
The idea
The temper of negation
God and nature
Sleep and dreams
Character portrayal by image
The Bible and the Apocryphal Book of Judith
Maria Magdalene:
Expository motifs
The balance-sheet
The emotional temper
Ambivalent communication
Agnes Bernauer:
The background
The concentric setting
Variations on the Theme of Death
Biblical motifs
The symbolism of reality
Variations on the Christ Motif in other works of Hebbel
Bibliography
Index