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dc.contributor.advisorHake, Sabine, 1956-en
dc.creatorMothersole, Brian Scotten
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T14:33:06Zen
dc.date.available2012-08-08T14:33:06Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5446en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractPublished in 1929, Erich Maria Remarque’s novel Im Westen nichts Neues details a semi-autobiographical experience of the First World War. Translated into English later that year, it achieved remarkable success in the United States. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, attained a similar transatlantic popularity when it was translated into German in 1930. Both novels emphasize outward description and avoidance of inner, abstract thought in order to emphasize a physicality that draws on reportorial and objective traditions which attempt to attack a romantic sense of war. In privileging physical experience, both novels and their translations have the similar goal of criticizing propagandistic rhetoric. Despite these similar goals, each novel’s reception in the other’s country was different. Americans viewed Remarque as simply a writer of documentaries, while Germans saw Hemingway in a problematically primitive way, both viewing him as a salve to overblown European intellectualism and subjugating him to a larger European aesthetic scheme. This paper attempts to answer why these receptions differ, and offers the solution that European critics remained in modes of thought reminiscent of the nineteenth century and had a different horizon of expectations.en
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dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectErnest Hemingwayen
dc.subjectErich Maria Remarqueen
dc.titleDocumentaries, salves, and slaves : different receptions of physicality in Erich Maria Remarque’s 'Im Westen nichts Neues' and Ernest Hemingway’s 'A Farewell to Arms'en
dc.title.alternativeDifferent receptions of physicality in Erich Maria Remarque's 'Im Westen nichts Neues' and Ernest Hemingway's 'A Farewell to Arms'en
dc.date.updated2012-08-08T14:33:11Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5446en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGarza, Thomas J.en
dc.description.departmentComparative Literatureen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentComparative Literatureen
thesis.degree.disciplineComparative Literatureen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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