Autobiographie und Fiktion in Max Herrmann-Neißes Erzählung „Die Klinkerts“
AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND FICTION IN MAX HERRMANN-NEISSE’S SHORT STORY DIE KLINKERTS
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The paper is concerned with Max Herrmann-Neisse’s short story entitled Die Klinkerts. Max Herrmann-Neisse (1886–1941) was a Silesian poet, writer, journalist and a political commentator. He was also a representative of German modernism. In this short story, he takes a closer look at the First World War in Nysa, which is the Upper Silesian city, to analyse the mechanisms which shaped the Wilhelmine Period’s „trusty subjects“ who go as far as to affi rm genocide and social injustice. The story includes numerous biographical elements which, strangely enough, have earlier gone unnoticed in literary analyses but which are thoroughly investigated in this paper.
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