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Wilhelm Müller’s Leiermann, Elfriede Jelinek’s Leierfrau, and radical repetition

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Wilhelm Müller’s 1824 cycle Die Winterreise, and particularly its final poem ‘Der Leiermann’, are often read as nihilistic expressions of a Romantic death wish. The wanderer moves into a state of eternal alienation, symbolized by the icy landscape where he will forever rehearse his songs of loneliness and despair to the much-maligned music of the outcast hurdy-gurdy man, who has in turn been read as a harbinger of death. This article argues that such readings overlook the radically critical m...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/09593683.2019.1572971

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages
Sub department:
German
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
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Publisher:
Routledge
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Publications of the English Goethe Society More from this journal
Volume:
88
Issue:
1
Pages:
21-38
Publication date:
2019-04-29
Acceptance date:
2019-01-03
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EISSN:
1749-6284
ISSN:
0959-3683
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pubs:966374
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uuid:8bb640b6-52da-41ca-8bfc-a441457b7960
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pubs:966374
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966374
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2019-01-28

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