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The role of the fool and the carnivalesque in post-1945 German prose fiction on the Third Reich

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This thesis examines post-1945 German prose fiction dealing with the Third Reich in the light of Mikhail Bakhtin's Rabelais and his World. My review of the secondary literature in Chapter 1 shows how few Germanists have examined the role of the carnivalesque in such fiction or used Bakhtin's work systematically. Having set out the shortcomings of Bakhtin's theory and shown Carnival's ambivalent position in the Third Reich, Chapter 2 builds on this theoretical and historical found...

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Christ Church (University of Oxford)
Department:
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Literature

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Publication date:
2005
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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602332364
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uuid:10b3780b-66bd-4467-849f-8648ec969c55
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td:602332364

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