Festival and Fiction in Heinrich Wittenwiler's 'Ring'

A Study of the Narrative in its Relation to the Traditional Topoi of Marriage, Folly and Play

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This volume investigates Heinrich Wittenwiler’s famous poem Ring. Main focus is the relation of the narrative to the traditional topoi of marriage, folly, and play.
[German Language and Literature Monographs, 3]  1977.  viii, 155 pp.
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Table of Contents
I. Polemics
A. Author, Work, and Criticism
1
B. The Fictional Premise
13
II. Wittenwiler's Narrative in its Own Context
23
III. Three Traditional Touchstones
A. The Marriage Motif
1. Extant Criticism
63
2. The Traditional Scope
65
3. Marriage and the RING
71
B. The Theme and Presentation of Folly
1. Extant Criticism
79
2. The Traditional Scope
83
3. Folly and the RING
91
C. The Play Phenomenon
1. Extant Criticism
98
2. The Traditional Scope
101
3. Play and the RING
107
IV. The Work in its Festive Setting
A. Festivity and Social Fantasy
114
B. The RING Revisited
121
References
138
Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  78321320 | Marc record