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2005

Theses and Dissertations

German Language and Literature

University of Iowa

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Improvement Through Movement: A Thematic And Linguistic Analysis Of German Minority Writing Through The Works Of Anant Kumar, Kirsten E Kumpf Jan 2005

Improvement Through Movement: A Thematic And Linguistic Analysis Of German Minority Writing Through The Works Of Anant Kumar, Kirsten E Kumpf

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis focuses on the writings of Anant Kumar, an Indian author living in Germany and writing in German. It includes an introduction that examines the long history of literary interaction between Germany and the East. Particular attention is then devoted to two of Kumar's recurrent literary themes: "movement" with reference to progress and "the establishment of identity" through the use of language. Not only do Kumar's texts regularly describe being on the move and examine the intricacies of writing in a foreign language, but on a deeper level Kumar's writings also mirror the current state of ...