Private Lives in the Public Sphere: The German Bildungsroman as Metafiction

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Private Lives in the Public Sphere examines the Bildungsroman in the context of the rapid changes that affected the German literary revolution that made up for its belatedness in its rapidity and scope. The nature and quantity of reading material produced, the social status of the writer, and the reading habits of the public changed dramatically within a few decades. At the beginning of the century the new texts that appeared at the annual book fairs were primarily written in Latin and devoted to theology. By the end of ...

Private Lives in the Public Sphere: The German Bildungsroman as Metafiction 2005, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271026480

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