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By Steffan Davies,Ernest Schonfield

Döblin’s texts, which diversity extensively throughout modern discourses, are paradigms of the stumble upon among literary and medical modernity. With their use of ‛Tatsachenphantasie’, they explode traditional language, looking a brand new reference to the realm of items and issues. This quantity reassesses and reevaluates the uniquely interdisciplinary caliber of Döblin’s interdiscursive, factually-inspired poetics by way of supplying demanding new views on key works. the amount analyses not just a few of Döblin’s best-known novels and tales, but in addition ignored works together with his early scientific essays, political journalism and autobiographical texts. different themes addressed are Döblin’s engagement with German background; his relation to scientific discourse; his topography of Berlin; his aestheticisation of his personal biography and his relation to different significant writers akin to Heine, Benn, Brecht and Sebald. With contributions in English and in German by way of students from Germany and the uk, the quantity offers insights into Döblin which are of price to complicated researchers and to scholars alike.

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