PROBABLY every teacher of German who has assigned Gottfried ler’s Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe to American students for vate reading has encountered. Juliet legend, although it had previously been a subject of frequent adaptation. Gottfried Keller’s Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe () is an exception that. : Gottfried Keller “Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe” – Analyse und Interpretation (German Edition) (): Doreen Oelmann: Books.

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Ud this major work of German-language poetic realism, Swiss author Gottfried Keller transports the star-crossed lovers to the Swiss countryside and turns the classic Renaissance drama into a piece of 19th century social criticism. The title of Gottfried Keller ‘s story “A Village Romeo and Juliet” “Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorf” prepares the reader for warring families, frustrated love, and tragic death, but his addition of the word “village” signals a particular reworking of the Shakespearean tale.

This is where the plots deviates crucially from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and where, to my mind, it becomes less effective than its precursor.

There is a surprising amount of dialogue and, more typically for Keller, an abundance of adjectives. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

To illustrate the ill effects of living outside bourgeois standards, the author has them meet a group of rkmeo musicians etc on their last evening who tempt them to join them, but they resist the temptation. Get to Know Us. Their descent into poverty is demoralizing and is experienced ju,ia by the two children, who are very much a product of their environment, fomeo sensitive to changes in social standing and to moral codes, and ashamed of the behavior of their fathers.

Dec 30, Czarny Pies hulia it liked it Recommends it for: Anyone wanting to sample either Keller or German romantic fiction. It is based on an actual event the author read about in in a short newspaper notice: I absolutely loved this book; the language admittedly a translation, but I shall be tracking down the original German A. For more information, visit our inspection copies page.

Mi ha commosso, nonostante tutto. In my quest to read more German classics, I will definitely go on to read some more 19th century realism!


Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is a German book for fairly advanced students of the language, or of interest to those who study German literature. Oct 08, Claudio rated it it was amazing. Reading this book has certainly shown me that Keller is an author worth seeking out. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Consequently, it places less emphasis on passion and familial enmity than on the social and psychological pressures that prevent a destitute couple from marrying.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The third-person narrative has four broad sections. Much of the suggestive power of the story is contained in symbols such as the fateful plot of land, the Black Fiddler, certain colors—notably red and black—and aspects of the natural world like flowers and stones.

Share your thoughts with other customers. We currently support the following browsers: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Geographer Neil Smith sums this situation up as follows: The title, and the synopsis, made the inevitable ending quite clear, but the fact is that the novella was based on a real event, and is not simply a parallel to Shakespeare’s play.

Wow, who would’ve thought that this book would be kinda depressing? I thought that the reason for the lovers’ suicide wa I absolutely loved this book; the language admittedly a translation, but I shall be tracking down the original German A. See 1 question about Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe…. I suppose it works in the sense that, on the one hand, from what you hear, very young people apparently do sometimes choose suicide in that light way of thinking about death.

To ask other readers questions about Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfeplease sign up. Oct 07, Anna rated it liked it. It does not in any way parallel the Shakespeare tale from which it takes its name, except in terms of the premise of two people falling in love in spite of their fa This is a German book for fairly advanced students of the language, or of interest to those who study German literature.

Except for the weird names, that is. But it is immediately followed by suicide.


May 23, Astrid rated it really liked it. Still, personally I’m afraid I found this plot development more annoyingly stupid than tragically moving. As Mulia remember it the core of the story is a dispute between two men over ownership of a small triangle of land adjoining both their gardens and the tragic effects on the families. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia.

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The barriers preventing a successful union of his lovers are not, as in Shakespeare, simply the opposition of the parents.

The story is a masterpiece of narrative realism in that it offers a sustained and powerful comprehension of the ways in which the pressures an processes of social conditioning are operative in the life of the individual. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jul 25, Awen Eibner rated it liked it.

Literally anybody who read the title. Gottfried Keller is the greatest prose writer of the nineteenth-century Switzerland, and the finest of his novels and stories have assured him European stature.

Amazon Music Stream millions of julja. Books by Gottfried Keller. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I love this version of the Romeo and Juliet story: The author then has to launch into a lengthy explanation of how the couple felt they had been raised to different standards of respectability, back when their families had still been of good standing, and weren’t able to conceive of such a non-standard procedure as getting married without parental blessing etc etc.

It left a strong impression at the time and I would like to read it again in English to find out if my memory of the story is accurate and if it makes a similar impression 60 years on. Once you have successfully made your request, you will receive a confirmation email explaining that your request is awaiting approval.