Gustav Freytag's Soll und Haben und D.F. Malherbe's Hans-die-skipper : ein Vergleich

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Pakendorf, Gunther en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Horn, Peter en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Bertelsmann, Richard en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-16T09:47:51Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-16T09:47:51Z
dc.date.issued 1990 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bertelsmann, R. 1990. Gustav Freytag's Soll und Haben und D.F. Malherbe's Hans-die-skipper : ein Vergleich. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22149
dc.description Bibliography: pages 153-158. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Gustav Freytag's Soll und Haben (1855) and D. F. Malherbe's Hans-die-Skipper (1929) can both be read as reactions to early industrial capitalism, although neither text refers directly to this phenomenon. This dissertation attempts to show that both novels display a similar, ambivalent attitude, whilst defending the "logic of the market" against proponents of the moribund semi-feudal system, they pre-empt the moral indifference of the market by positing a "new" value in absolute terms. In either case, this value is "industry", in both the economical and the moral sense of the term. This aspect of both texts is analysed in terms of the literary theory of Peter V. Zima. On closer inspection, it is found that both authors attribute the moral value of "industry" exclusively to one social group, namely the group whose interests they hope to advance. In Freytag' s case, this is the conservative, pre-industrial German bourgeoisie; in Malherbe's case, the impoverished, Afrikaans-speaking rural population of the early 20th century. However, in translating their "ideological projects" into a literary "figuration" (in the sense of Pierre Macherey), both authors encounter certain problems, which only appear in the "absences" and the "silences" of their texts. These are analyzed in terms of the literary theory of Pierre Macherey. Finally, in both texts, the moral value of "industry", and the social hierarchy established in its name, are subliminally or temporarily threatened by the "pleasure principle". This aspect is analyzed- in terms of Klaus Theweleit's findings gained from "pre-fascist" texts of the early 20th century. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Literary Studies en_ZA
dc.title Gustav Freytag's Soll und Haben und D.F. Malherbe's Hans-die-skipper : ein Vergleich en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department German Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Bertelsmann, R. (1990). <i>Gustav Freytag's Soll und Haben und D.F. Malherbe's Hans-die-skipper : ein Vergleich</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,German Language and Literature. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22149 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Bertelsmann, Richard. <i>"Gustav Freytag's Soll und Haben und D.F. Malherbe's Hans-die-skipper : ein Vergleich."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,German Language and Literature, 1990. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22149 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Bertelsmann R. Gustav Freytag's Soll und Haben und D.F. Malherbe's Hans-die-skipper : ein Vergleich. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,German Language and Literature, 1990 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22149 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Bertelsmann, Richard AB - Gustav Freytag's Soll und Haben (1855) and D. F. Malherbe's Hans-die-Skipper (1929) can both be read as reactions to early industrial capitalism, although neither text refers directly to this phenomenon. This dissertation attempts to show that both novels display a similar, ambivalent attitude, whilst defending the "logic of the market" against proponents of the moribund semi-feudal system, they pre-empt the moral indifference of the market by positing a "new" value in absolute terms. In either case, this value is "industry", in both the economical and the moral sense of the term. This aspect of both texts is analysed in terms of the literary theory of Peter V. Zima. On closer inspection, it is found that both authors attribute the moral value of "industry" exclusively to one social group, namely the group whose interests they hope to advance. In Freytag' s case, this is the conservative, pre-industrial German bourgeoisie; in Malherbe's case, the impoverished, Afrikaans-speaking rural population of the early 20th century. However, in translating their "ideological projects" into a literary "figuration" (in the sense of Pierre Macherey), both authors encounter certain problems, which only appear in the "absences" and the "silences" of their texts. These are analyzed in terms of the literary theory of Pierre Macherey. Finally, in both texts, the moral value of "industry", and the social hierarchy established in its name, are subliminally or temporarily threatened by the "pleasure principle". This aspect is analyzed- in terms of Klaus Theweleit's findings gained from "pre-fascist" texts of the early 20th century. DA - 1990 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1990 T1 - Gustav Freytag's Soll und Haben und D.F. Malherbe's Hans-die-skipper : ein Vergleich TI - Gustav Freytag's Soll und Haben und D.F. Malherbe's Hans-die-skipper : ein Vergleich UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22149 ER - en_ZA


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