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Bildungsroman

The word Bildungsroman is German in origin, made up of the words bildung, which means formation or education, and roman, which means novel. Thus, a Bildungsroman is a story that details the...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2019 3:14 pm UTC

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Bildungsroman

A coming of age novel usually begins with a young child, who grows up during the course of the events in a novel and learns important lessons about life. There are many examples. These are...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2011 3:20 pm UTC

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Bildungsroman

Officially, Bildung means education. The German Department for Education is called the Bildungsministerium. Volksbildung is what the Nazi government called social education (they had a department...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2014 11:44 am UTC

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The first problem with discussing the notion of an "identity crisis" in the novel is that the term is one from twentieth century popular psychology, and thus cannot be analysed as something "in"...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2012 1:12 am UTC

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Other examples of coming-of-age novels (bildungsroman) include Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. You can find...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2013 11:38 pm UTC

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I had to look this one up: Source--A Handbook to Literature, 5th edtion, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1986.The "Apprenticeship Novel" is the same thing as the...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2008 8:57 am UTC

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