"Fakten und ihre Wiedergabe" : sprachliche und interpretatorische Impressionen zu historisch-biographischen Abhandlungen Joachim Wittstocks

  • Joachim Wittstock presents three outstanding personalities from the Transylvanian Saxon and Romanian past – the theologian and reformer Johannes Honterus, the Saxon count and Royal Judge Johann Zabanius Sachs von Harteneck, and the Walachian prince Constantin Brâncovean – from very new, innovative and surprising points of view by combining fact and fiction in a subtle way. A special feature of Joachim Wittstock’s approach is the matching of form and content, naturally with varying emphasis on language construction or topic composition in the three pieces of prosa. In terms of the content, the author combines a circular perspective with a parallel one, thus creating a distinct up- and- down pattern. Linguistically, Joachim Wittstock uses cultivated everyday speech laced with telling word play, proverbs and idioms, foreign and archaic words, to ev oke the historic atmosphere of the past and making subtle political connotations. The unpretentious but deliberate syntax, with its most noticeable structural parallelism, sustains the author’s intentions. Joachim Wittstock encourages thought, not only about the contents, but especially about how we can improve things nowadays, about the responsibility that we have for our actions.

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Author:Dana Janetta DogaruGND
Parent Title (German):Germanistische Beiträge
Publisher:Lehrstuhl für Germanistik an der Lucian-Blaga-Universität Sibiu/Hermannstadt
Place of publication:Sibiu / Hermannstadt
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2009
Year of first Publication:2009
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/01/20
Tag:Factuality and fictionalisation; Johannes Honterus; Prince Constantin Brâncovean; Sachs von Harteneck; historicity and contemporary history; matching form and content
Page Number:23
First Page:148
Last Page:170
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Germanistische Beiträge / Germanistische Beiträge 25.2009
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht