Künstlerromans

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

Künstlerromans

  1. plural of Künstlerroman
    • 1994, Jack Salzman, Prospects, vol. 19, p. 443:
      Critics have suggested that Wharton's historical context inhibited her from creating the Künstlerromans that characterize most writers' beginning efforts.
    • 1999, Madelyn Jablon, Black Metafiction, p. 56:
      The definition calls for a plot that revolves around an artist-protagonist in conflict with society, but the plot of African American künstlerromans cannot be reduced to this conflict.
    • 1999, Anne Quéma, The Agon of Modernism, p. 150:
      In Theory of the Avant-Garde, part of Peter Bürger's general thesis is that aestheticism reaches a peak when art has become its own topic. This in theory should make Kunstlerromans like A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Tarr works of aetheticism.
    • 2004, Jeffrey W Hunter, Contemporary Literary Criticism, vol. 191, p. 224
      These two ‘autobiographical’ novels are, of course, Bildungsromans – indeed Künstlerromans – as well as genealogical allegorizings of historical and metatextual particularities.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural form Künstlerromans is inconsistent with the word’s etymology. The etymologically consistent plural is Künstlerromane. In German, Künstlerromans is the genitive singular form, grammatically equivalent to the English Künstlerroman’s or “of [a] Künstlerroman”.

German[edit]

Noun[edit]

Künstlerromans m sg

  1. genitive singular of Künstlerroman