From Romanticism to Realism: Hebel’s Short Story “Dream” Cover Image

Од романтизма ка реализму: Хебелова приповетка „Сан“
From Romanticism to Realism: Hebel’s Short Story “Dream”

Author(s): Milica B. Pasula, Julijana Beli-Genc
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Short Story, German Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Филолошки факултет Универзитета у Бањој Луци
Keywords: Friedrich Hebbel; dream; the unconscious; German romanticism; German realism;

Summary/Abstract: Despite the numerous periodisation controversies, dilemmas and problems, Friedrich Hebbel’s drama oeuvre is commonly considered as the most significant testimony of poor German poetic realism. However, his fiction creativity has been neglected for decades in the interpretative literature as well as in other research within the science of literature. The reasons for this may be found in the fact that Hebbel’s fiction was not sufficiently current from the aspects of contents and genre. The short story ‘Dream’ represents an example of the author’s transitional phase between his romantic and realistic manner of thinking and writing. The aim of the paper is to point to the characteristics of these two literary epochs on the example of Hebbel’s short story, as well as the analysis of the most significant characteristics of this literary work, which partly relativises the previous science of literature attitude towards Hebbel’s short stories.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 255-267
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian