• 365games - gaming essentials
    Christmas 2018 Advent Calendars
    Becoming Fiction : Reassessing Atheism in Duerrenmatt's...
    £54.49
    NewCondition
    10 54.49

    Becoming Fiction : Reassessing Atheism in Duerrenmatt's 'Stoffe' : 131

    £54.49
    Earn 2,725 Player Points worth £2.73
    Please allow an additional 2-3 working days before dispatch.
    Limited stock
    1
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    OR
    • FREE Shipping inside the UK
    • Player Points Customer rewards
    • Safe, secure checkout
    • Easy, hassle-free returns
    Payment Types
    £Price drop notifications

    Product Description

    Becoming Fiction : Reassessing Atheism in Duerrenmatt's 'Stoffe' : 131

    Becoming Fiction: Reassessing Atheism in Durrenmatt's Stoffe sets forth a clarification of the importance of Friedrich Durrenmatt, modern Swiss dramatist, essayist, novelist and self-proclaimed atheist (1921-1990), and offers new insights into the ways in which his father's vocation as a Protestant minister, along with Durrenmatt's own decision as a young man to pursue a career in writing rather than religion, shaped his world view and, in particular, made necessary a final, desperate attempt to fictionally recast his own life through revisions and amplifications of many of his earlier works when he created his final prose volume, Stoffe. Durrenmatt devoted immense energy in his writings to wrestling with his father's God as a way of seeking self-identity. That perceived loss of his father's esteem became the motor behind his works., After earlier successes, the icy reception of his most ambitious play, Der Mitmacher, in 1976, left the author in such a frustrated state of disappointment that he reached a point of linguistic breakdown. This book contends that Durrenmatt's loss of voice forced the author to a new kind of writing: a `re-turn' home. Becoming Fiction explores the damage caused by Durrenmatt's inability to express his most central beliefs through the outdated, deceptive modes of linguistic thought and tradition., Consequently, the book argues, at the point of that breakdown of rigid linguistic and theological concepts, a space was forced open, and the Stoffe reveal a Divine presence.

    Leave a Review

    You need to be logged in to leave a comment.
    Please log-in or if you have not yet got an account with us, you can register here.

    Lightning Deal

    Last Chance! Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Advent Calendar 2018

    Last Chance! Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Advent Calendar 2018

    Now £13.99
    Time left to buy...
    “Overall I couldn't ask for any better. I will continue to use and recommend.”
    — I. Barnard
    365games.co.uk
    Loading