Document Type

Book Chapter

Rights

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Disciplines

6.5 OTHER HUMANITIES

Publication Details

Krobb, Florian and Morrison, Jeff, eds., Poetry Project, Irish Germanists Interpret German Verse, British and Irish Studies in German Language and Literature, Oxford: Peter Lang, 73-80.

Abstract

In her best-known and most popular ballad, Droste-Huelshoff uses a floating narratorial voice to manipulate the reader's response towards an awareness of socialised projections about nature and childhood, identifying the ballad not as a conventional Realist work but one which incorporates merges psychological Realism with Romanticism.