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V-Effekt à la Braun (1) : la distanciation par le récit

Abstract : Like most baroque novels, Hinze-Kunze Roman can be read on several levels. First it can be seen as a war of the sexes. On a second level, it can also be read as a Bildungsroman, comparable to all the Aufbauromane written in the fifties. But, on a third level one can also consider Braun's novel as an allegory of East Germany, where each character stands for a specific feature of East German society: Hinze represents the people, Kunze power... And yet another reading also allows one to understand the novel as a narrator-writer's attempt to write a well-executed socialist novel. Finally, one can try to read Hinze-Kunze-Roman as a literary work made up of inter-textual references, or as the juxtaposition of a series of quotations. Each of these levels can be associated with a specific literary genre: the grotesque, the Bildungsroman, the picaresque novel, the socialist realistic novel, or the antiroman. Thanks to the use of leitmotivs, of polysemia and of implicit knowledge, the writer creates a sense of unity in his work and each level of reading is set in a dialectical movement.
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Marie-Geneviève Gerrer. V-Effekt à la Braun (1) : la distanciation par le récit. Centre interlangues « Texte Image Langage ». Autour du Hinze-Kunze-Roman de Volker Braun. Parcours interprétatifs, Centre interlangues « Texte Image Langage » (EA 4182) Université de Bourgogne, non paginé, 2008, Individu et Nation. ⟨halshs-00318725⟩



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