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DOI 10.12887/35-2022-1-137-09

Agnieszka K. HAAS, Overeating, Indigestion, Hunger: Eating Dysfunctions as Narrative Strategies in Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks

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Thomas Mann’s novel Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family (1901) contains many themes connected with food and the related social, psychological, and cultural phenomena. Not only do the themes in question complete the picture of reality presented in Mann’s work, but they also constitute an element of the writer’s narrative strategy. The author of the article focuses on the antithetically related motifs of overeating, indigestion, and hunger, addressing also their aesthetic function, and concludes that they do not constitute components of the represented world, but structural elements of the novel.

Keywords: Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks, food, novel, Schopenhauer

Contact: Zakład Literatury i Kultury Niemieckiej, Instytut Filologii Germańskiej, Wydział Filologiczny, Uniwersytet Gdański, ul. Wita Stwosza 51, 80-316 Gdańsk, Poland
E-mail: agnieszka.haas@ug.edu.pl

  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. e-ISSN 2720-5355
  3. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 100.00
  4. Quarterly “Ethos” is indexed by the following databases: EBSCO, CEEOL, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017: 55.26), Philosopher’s Index, ERIH Plus.
  5. DOI Prefix 10.12887