Rückkehr ins geschenkte Leben : der Alkestis-Stoff bei Euripides, Hofmannsthal und Rilke

  • The present contribution deals with the reception of the figure of Alkestis both in Greek antiquity (Euripides) and in German literature around 1900 (Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Rainer Maria Rilke). The contribution shows on the one hand that already Euripides had problems with the dramatic transformation of the antique mythological narrative into a tragic subject. On the other hand it shows that the two modern versions of the narrative of Alkestis around 1900 deal with it quite differently: Hofmannsthal’s free adaptation of the Euripidean Alkestis shifts the subject matter into a Dionysian context, in the light of Schopenhauer’s and Nietzsche’s philosophy, whereas Rilke implants themes and motifs of his own poetry in the narrative of Alkestis and amalgamates them with it.

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Author:Markus Fischer
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-655477
URL:http://uniblaga.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/37.1.1.pdf
ISSN:2247-4633
ISSN:1454-5144
Parent Title (German):Germanistische Beiträge
Publisher:Lehrstuhl für Germanistik an der Lucian-Blaga-Universität Sibiu/Hermannstadt
Place of publication:Sibiu / Hermannstadt
Document Type:Article
Language:German
Year of Completion:2015
Year of first Publication:2015
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/01/14
Tag:Euripides; Hofmannsthal; Rilke; The figure of Alkestis; The myth of Dionysus; The reception of Greek antiquity around 1900
Volume:37
Page Number:18
First Page:13
Last Page:30
HeBIS-PPN:490785433
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
8 Literatur / 88 Griechische Literaturen / 880 Hellenische Literaturen; Klassische griechische Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Germanistische Beiträge / Germanistische Beiträge 37.2015
Journal:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-655454
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht