Free Soul, Free Woman?: A Study of Selected Fictional Works Hedwig Dohm, Isolde Kurz, and Helene Boehlau by Sandra L. Singer

ISBN: 9780820425573

Published: April 1st 1995

Hardcover

177 pages


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Free Soul, Free Woman?: A Study of Selected Fictional Works  by  Hedwig Dohm, Isolde Kurz, and Helene Boehlau by Sandra L. Singer

Free Soul, Free Woman?: A Study of Selected Fictional Works by Hedwig Dohm, Isolde Kurz, and Helene Boehlau by Sandra L. Singer
April 1st 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 177 pages | ISBN: 9780820425573 | 3.26 Mb

In their lifetime, Hedwig Dohm (1831-1919) and Helene Bohlau (1856-1940) earned the praise of womens rights activists such as Minna Cauer and Helene Stocker for their contributions to modern womens literature. Dohm engaged in debates on the womensMoreIn their lifetime, Hedwig Dohm (1831-1919) and Helene Bohlau (1856-1940) earned the praise of womens rights activists such as Minna Cauer and Helene Stocker for their contributions to modern womens literature.

Dohm engaged in debates on the womens movement with Lou Andreas-Salome, Ellen Key, and Laura Marholm. Bohlau shocked the reading public with her novel Halbtier , in which a woman triumphs after killing an abusive man. On the other hand, Isolde Kurz (1853-1944), who distanced herself from the womens movement, seems the odd woman out. Yet boundaries among these writers are more fluid than expected, especially in their portrayals of sexuality and spirituality.



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