Literature as Document [e-book] : Generic Boundaries in 1930s Western Literature / Sarah Bonciarelli, Carmen Van den Bergh, Anne Reverseau.

Leiden, Boston : Brill | Rodopi, 2019.
1 online resource (216 pages).
Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature 90.
Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature ; v. 90

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Literature as Document considers the relationship between documents and literary texts in Western Literature of the 1930s. More specifically, the volume deals with the notion of the “document” and its multifaceted and complex connections to literary “texts” and attempts to provide answers to the problematic nature of that relationship. In an effort to determine a possible theoretical definition, many different disciplines have been taken into account, as well as individual case studies. In order to observe dynamics and trends, the idea for this investigation was to look at literature, taking its practices, its factual-looking and concrete applications, as a point of departure – that is to say, then, starting from the literary object itself.
Front Matter

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Positions and Roles of Literary “Documents”: Textual Games and the Creation of Hybrids / Sarah Bonciarelli , Anne Reverseau and Carmen Van den Bergh
Sketching the Document
The Difference between “Document” and “Monument” / Remo Ceserani†
A Re-Evaluation of Documentary Tendencies in Neue Sachlichkeit / Gunther Martens and Thijs Festjens
Revisiting the Cornerstones
Characters as Social Document in Modernist Collective Novels: the Case of Manhattan Transfer / Antonio Bibbò
Documenting Berlin in the Twenties: War Neurosis and Inflation in Alfred Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz / Stijn De Cauwer and Sven Fabré
Building up a “Glasshouse” in Nadja: Documenting the Surrealist Way of Life / Nadja Cohen
Experimental Writings
The “Essence of Things” and Their Decomposition: the Use of Montage in Dino Terra’s Metamorfosi / Achille Castaldo
Tardy Presents: Embodied Agency in the “Documental” Poetry of Benjamin Péret and Antonio Porchia / Piet Devos and Gys-Walt van Egdom
Generic Transfers
“Madrid está cerca”: Spanish Civil War Radio Poetry / Robin Vogelzang
“Documentary” Aspects in Umberto Barbaro’s Literary and Cinematographic Practice / Fabio Andreazza
Plot Placement and Literary Plot: How Economic Context Becomes Part of Literature / Toni Marino.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bonciarelli, Sarah, editor.
Bergh, Carmen Van den, editor.
Reverseau, Anne, editor.
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004384255 DOI