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The Resource Black devil and iron angel : the railway in nineteenth-century German realism, Paul A. Youngman

Black devil and iron angel : the railway in nineteenth-century German realism, Paul A. Youngman

Label
Black devil and iron angel : the railway in nineteenth-century German realism
Title
Black devil and iron angel
Title remainder
the railway in nineteenth-century German realism
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Youngman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • "Black Devil and Iron Angel examines how the railway was received and represented by a variety of nineteenth-century German and Austrian realist authors including Berthold Auerbach, Theodor Fontane, and Gerhart Hauptmann. This book is a compelling, focused analysis of the point at which mythology and technology merge, signifying the composition of a larger narrative desired by human beings to gain some sense of control over a world in which they have little power - a problem not by any means confined to German-speaking lands."
  • "Using Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer's seminal work on the dialectical nature of the Enlightenment as a framework, Youngman makes the original claim that realist authors are a particularly rich source in which to study the intersection of technology and mythology."
  • "In his emphasis on the legitimacy of both scientific and non-scientific approaches to understanding, Youngman follows the lead of Charles Percy Snow, who, in the mid-twentieth century, identified what he considered a dangerous rift between literary intellectuals on the one hand and scientists on the other. In order to prevent the establishment of two distinct cultures incapable of communicating with one another, he admonished intellectuals to establish a "third culture," a culture bridging the gap between the techno-scientific realm and the mytho-literary realm. Youngman's work is intended as a contribution to what has become known as Third-Culture Studies."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Youngman, Paul A
Dewey number
830.9/356
Index
index present
LC call number
PT345
LC item number
.Y68 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • German literature
  • Railroads in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • German literature
  • Railroads in literature
  • Spoorwegen
  • Realisme (letterkunde)
  • Duits
  • Literatur
  • Eisenbahn
  • Deutsch
Label
Black devil and iron angel : the railway in nineteenth-century German realism, Paul A. Youngman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-168) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History of the German railway -- Purveyor culture or culture killer? -- Survey of current research -- Realism and the railway -- Overview of the primary literature -- Berthold Auerbach -- 'Auf einem Acker an der Eisenbahn" -- Auerbach and realism -- Sträflinge -- Das Nest an der Bahn -- Peter Rosegger -- Rosegger, Auerbach, and realism -- Essays on progress -- "Der Dorfbahnhof" -- Die neue Bahn -- Das ewige Licht -- Theodor Fontane -- Fontane's realism -- Cécile -- Effi Briest -- Gerhart Hauptmann -- Hauptmann, realism, and mythology -- "Im Nachtzug" -- Bahnwärter Thiel -- Max Eyth -- "Poesie und Technik -- Die Brück' am Tay" -- Berufstragik -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. "Im Nachtzug" -- Appendix B. "Die Brück' am Tay."
Control code
646786252
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 173 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813216683
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt25hmnz
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646786252
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Black devil and iron angel : the railway in nineteenth-century German realism, Paul A. Youngman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-168) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History of the German railway -- Purveyor culture or culture killer? -- Survey of current research -- Realism and the railway -- Overview of the primary literature -- Berthold Auerbach -- 'Auf einem Acker an der Eisenbahn" -- Auerbach and realism -- Sträflinge -- Das Nest an der Bahn -- Peter Rosegger -- Rosegger, Auerbach, and realism -- Essays on progress -- "Der Dorfbahnhof" -- Die neue Bahn -- Das ewige Licht -- Theodor Fontane -- Fontane's realism -- Cécile -- Effi Briest -- Gerhart Hauptmann -- Hauptmann, realism, and mythology -- "Im Nachtzug" -- Bahnwärter Thiel -- Max Eyth -- "Poesie und Technik -- Die Brück' am Tay" -- Berufstragik -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. "Im Nachtzug" -- Appendix B. "Die Brück' am Tay."
Control code
646786252
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 173 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813216683
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt25hmnz
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646786252
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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