Self-Discovery, Divisions and Boundaries in Uwe Timm's Heißer Sommer

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Title: Self-Discovery, Divisions and Boundaries in Uwe Timm's Heißer Sommer
Author: Jorgenson, Amanda Mary, 1984-
Abstract: Set in the turbulence of 1968, Uwe Timm's novel, Heißer Sommer, focuses on two themes: self-discovery and the exploration of boundaries. The protagonist in Timm's novel is Ullrich, a university student who embodies the unrest of his time. Timm intertwines Ullrich's inner private sphere with the outer political sphere, which allows him to understand himself through the frame of his political activism. Moreover, Ullrich is used as an instrument by Timm to critique and shed an ironical light on the glamorization of the West German student movement. Timm illuminates several political (as well as personal) contradictions and criticisms through his protagonist's exposure to the revolutionary movement.
Description: viii, 61 p. A print copy of this thesis is available through the UO Libraries. Search the library catalog for the location and call number.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/10649
Date: 2010-06


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