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 .
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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.
|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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