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Zu intertextuellen Jesus-Verweisen und ihrer Funktion in Martin Walsers Roman Muttersohn

Title in English Intertextually references to Jesus and their function in the novel Muttersohn by Martin Walser


Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Jesus in der Literatur. Tradition, Transformation, Tendenzen - Vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Intertextuality; Novel Muttersohn; Martin Walser; Bible; Jesus; Religion; Contemporary German Literature
Description The aim of the article is to answer to a question in what way Martin Walser make use of biblical references in his novel Muttersohn (2011). What is the function and meaning of the biblical intertextuality in this novel? The article classifies the main character as a Jesus-transfiguration and focuses on the relationship of the mother and her son and on the stance on the religion of the main character.

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