Humor and irony in nineteenth-century German women's writing : studies in prose fiction, 1840-1900 /

Nineteenth-century German literature is seldom seen as rich in humor and irony, and women's writing from that period is perhaps even less likely to be seen as possessing those qualities. Yet since comedy is bound to societal norms, and humor and irony are recognized weapons of the weak against...

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Main Author: Chambers, Helen, 1947- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Suffolk : Boydell & Brewer, 2007.
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Table of Contents:
  • Annette von Droste-Hülshoff and Ida Hahn-Hahn: overcoming seriousness?
  • Ottilie Wildermuth and Helene Böhlau: harmless humor or subtle psychology?
  • Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach: satire, physical comedy, irony, and deeper meaning
  • Ada Christen and Clara Viebig: laughter and pain in the world of work
  • Isolde Kurz and Ricarda Huch: the humor of skeptical idealism.