The Drama of Divorce: Marriage Crises and their Resolution in German Drama around 1900

Leydecker, Karl (2002) The Drama of Divorce: Marriage Crises and their Resolution in German Drama around 1900. Neophilologus, 86 (1). pp. 101-117. ISSN 0028-2677 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Whereas in the Realist literary system (c.1850-1890) divorce was a taboo subject, in the 1890s the depiction of marriage crises and their resolution becomes a key topos in German drama. This article identifies a series ofconditions which allowed dramatists to present divorce in a positive light in their plays and sheds light on the transition between Realism and Modernism and on the relationship between literary history and social history during this period.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PD Germanic languages
P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Karl Leydecker
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2008 19:21
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:16
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4681 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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