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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Michael James
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-26T23:34:08Z
dc.date.available2018-03-26T23:34:08Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-30
dc.identifier.citationWhite , M J 2018 , ' Utopia in the age of Realism : Theodor Fontane's Quitt ' , ILCEA: Revue de l'Institut des langues et cultures d'Europe, Amérique, Afrique, Asie et Australie (Universite de Grenoble) , vol. 30 , pp. 1-15 . https://doi.org/10.4000/ilcea.4499en
dc.identifier.issn1639-6073
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 252084654
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 206644d8-c672-40fa-a44b-29e70b19aef1
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-9128-4747/work/60427362
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/13021
dc.descriptionISBN: 9782377470334en
dc.description.abstractThe principal argument of this essay is that Theodor Fontane’s Quitt (1890) can be read as a critical engagement with utopianism. Quitt has previously been analysed as a utopian novel in a narrow sense, specifically because of the Mennonite community in America in which the second half of the novel is set. This analysis is unsatisfactory, however, because it ignores other, associated facets of utopian ways of thinking which permeate the novel, from imagining a happier elsewhere, to political ideologies, to ideals of human conduct. This essay proposes an interpretation of the novel in which ideals of various kinds function within the perception of reality, but can also be morally dangerous when they lead human beings away from a positive engagement with the reality in which they find themselves.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofILCEA: Revue de l'Institut des langues et cultures d'Europe, Amérique, Afrique, Asie et Australie (Universite de Grenoble)en
dc.rights© 2018 ILCEA. This article is published in an Open Access journal. This is the final published version of the work, which was originally published at http://journals.openedition.org/ilcea/4499en
dc.subjectQuitten
dc.subjectFontaneen
dc.subjectUtopiaen
dc.subjectRealismen
dc.subjectPerceptionen
dc.subjectPT Germanic literatureen
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subjectBDCen
dc.subjectR2Cen
dc.subject.lccPTen
dc.titleUtopia in the age of Realism : Theodor Fontane's Quitten
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Germanen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.4000/ilcea.4499
dc.description.statusNon peer revieweden
dc.identifier.urlhttp://journals.openedition.org/ilcea/4499en


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