The drama of divorce: marriage crises and their resolution in German drama around 1900

Karl Leydecker

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    Abstract

    Whereas in the Realist literary system (c.1850-1890) divorce was a taboo subject, in the 1890s the depiction of marriage crises and their resolution becomes a key topos in German drama. This article identifies a series of conditions which allowed dramatists to present divorce in a positive light in their plays and sheds light on the transition between Realism and Modernism and on the relationship between literary history and social history during this period.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)101-117
    Number of pages17
    JournalNeophilologus
    Volume86
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

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