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Omvändelseromanen i svensk 1900-talslitteratur : några genrereflexioner

Littberger, Inger LU (2003) In Genrer och genreproblem: teoretiska och historiska perspektiv / Genres and Their Problems: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives
Abstract
The Novel of Conversion in Swedish Twentieth-Century Literature: Some reflections on genre

The point of departure for this article is an ongoing investigation of the novel of conversion in Swedish twentieth-century literature. After discussion of an appropriate definition of the genre, its origin is located to the spiritual autobiography in the tradition of Augustine's Confessions. A number of quite heterogeneous Swedish texts are presented as representatives of the genre. As a matter of fact, the oldest of these texts, August Strindberg's Inferno (1897), stands out as the most modern (or even post-modern) of them all. This narrative of conversion certainly does not describe an unambiguous development from disbelief to belief, and... (More)
The Novel of Conversion in Swedish Twentieth-Century Literature: Some reflections on genre

The point of departure for this article is an ongoing investigation of the novel of conversion in Swedish twentieth-century literature. After discussion of an appropriate definition of the genre, its origin is located to the spiritual autobiography in the tradition of Augustine's Confessions. A number of quite heterogeneous Swedish texts are presented as representatives of the genre. As a matter of fact, the oldest of these texts, August Strindberg's Inferno (1897), stands out as the most modern (or even post-modern) of them all. This narrative of conversion certainly does not describe an unambiguous development from disbelief to belief, and every putative truth is eventually deconstructed. In comparison Unni Drougge's Regnbågens tid ("The Age of the Rainbow"), published exactly 100 years later in 1997, may give the impression of being very up-to-date as regards New Age beliefs and the latest slang words, but turns out to be be a fairly traditional novel when it comes to composition. (Less)
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Genrer och genreproblem: teoretiska och historiska perspektiv / Genres and Their Problems: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives
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Agrell, Beata and Nilsson, Ingela
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Daidalos
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91-7173-185-7
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Swedish
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The point of departure for this article is an ongoing investigation of the novel of conversion in Swedish twentieth-century literature. After discussion of an appropriate definition of the genre, its origin is located to the spiritual autobiography in the tradition of Augustine's Confessions. A number of quite heterogeneous Swedish texts are presented as representatives of the genre. As a matter of fact, the oldest of these texts, August Strindberg's Inferno (1897), stands out as the most modern (or even post-modern) of them all. This narrative of conversion certainly does not describe an unambiguous development from disbelief to belief, and every putative truth is eventually deconstructed. In comparison Unni Drougge's Regnbågens tid ("The Age of the Rainbow"), published exactly 100 years later in 1997, may give the impression of being very up-to-date as regards New Age beliefs and the latest slang words, but turns out to be be a fairly traditional novel when it comes to composition.},
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  title        = {Omvändelseromanen i svensk 1900-talslitteratur : några genrereflexioner},
  year         = {2003},
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