Robert Flinkers Romane und die Erfahrung der Psychiatrie

  • Nowadays, the Bukovinian writer and psychiatrist Robert Flinker is a familiar name only to those interested in the German literature of Bukovina. His literary legacy, which consists of poems, stories and two novels, was published more than twenty years after his death. This paper intends to analyze Flinker’s novels, Der Sturz [The Downfall] and Fegefeuer [Purgatory], from a psychiatric and psychoanalytical perspective. As a psychiatrist in the first half of the 20th century, Flinker was familiar with the benefits of psychoanalysis in treating patients. This raises the question of whether thewriter Robert Flinker was influenced by the new psychoanalytical discoveries and, if so, which theories he used in his novels. Moreover, it must be taken into consideration that Flinker, who had Jewish origins, wrote his novels during the Second World War. In this regard, the socio-cultural context had an impact on Flinker’s literary work.

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Author:Iulia PetrinGND
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:2018
Year of first Publication:2018
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/01/18
Tag:Oedipus complex; childhood; inferiority complex; psychiatry; psychoanalysis
Page Number:14
First Page:135
Last Page:148
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 43.2018
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht