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«Zwischenfälle, die manchmal das Beste waren.»- Heinrich Mann et la nouvelle Pratiques d’un genre entre roman et théâtre

Abstract : Heinrich Mann's short stories are a body of miscellaneous works which resists interpretation. The key to analysis is the category of genre : once these works are classed according to their relation to the genre of German short stories, their overall coherence becomes clear ; by distinguishing between the two opposed forms of the Novelle and the Kurzgeschichte, it is possible to define distinct, successive phases in that body of works, although in thematic or stylistic analyses, a feeling of complete arbitrary predominates. Heinrich Mann displays a thorough knowledge of the brief narrative, and pays close attention to the structural aspects of his short stories. His attitude towards the genre of brief narrative reveals the profound originality of his conception of literature. A study of the importance of these stories within his work highlights the fact that, appearances notwithstanding, the short story occupies a central position. Heinrich Mann's work on this form clearly shows that he refuses all kinds of generic pigeonholing. Not only does it embody his narrative esthetics in the most consumate way, it is also a cross-roads for every textual form, whether narrative, dramatic, or non fictional.
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Frédéric Teinturier. «Zwischenfälle, die manchmal das Beste waren.»- Heinrich Mann et la nouvelle Pratiques d’un genre entre roman et théâtre. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, 2006. Français. ⟨NNT : 2006PA040129⟩. ⟨tel-02925898⟩

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