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Title: L’ispirazione e i limiti della legge. Thomas Mann e un processo per oltraggio
Authors: Pirro, Maurizio
Keywords: Thomas MannBuddenbrooksFin de siècleEssay writingPersonality rights
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Maurizio Pirro, “L’ispirazione e i limiti della legge. Thomas Mann e un processo per oltraggio”, in: Maria Carolina Foi (a cura di), “Diritto e letterature a confronto. Paradigmi, processi, transizioni”, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. 107-116
Abstract: In the essay Bilse und ich (1905) Thomas Mann, who would utilize the literary essay repeatedly to clarify fundamental aspects of his own poetry, makes his first attempt at working out in a systematic manner the supporting principles for his personal conception of writing. The opportunity presents itself with a trial regarding giving offence, in which The Buddenbrooks (1901) was compared by the public prosecutor to works by Fritz Oswald Bilse, a soldier, who, some time previously, had gained a certain notoriety for publishing a roman à clef in which unpleasant events taking place in the military unit where he was serving, had been revealed. Rejecting this comparison, Mann reflects on certain paradigms conventionally associated with the sphere of aesthetic creativity, discussing critically the nexus between invention and narrative effectiveness.
ISBN: 978-88-8303-740-5
eISBN: 978-88-8303-741-2
Appears in Collections:Diritto e letterature al confronto. Paradigmi, processi, transizioni

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