Benjamin's and Goethe's <i>Passagen</i>: Ottilie under Glass

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230006
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235285 | DOI:
Benjamin's and Goethe's Passagen: Ottilie under Glass

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This chapter uses the story of Wahlverwandtschaften in order to demonstrate how thoughts and feelings are strongly expressed in a certain story. It shows that by creating confusion in readers or making them feel what is really expressed in the story makes a literary piece both convincing and well built.

Keywords: Wahlverwandtschaften; story; literature; writing

Chapter.  7117 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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