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- DescriptionThis study explores the claim that Bertha von Suttner's anti-war vel Die Waffen nieder' was the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the peace movement, which originated in a comment from a letter to Suttner from Leo Tolstoy. The two vels are compared on the basis of Tolstoy's theory of art, with focus on the didactic purpose and moral message of each vel. While Uncle Tom's Cabin is a work of moral suasion with an unabashed appeal to feeling, the analysis of militarism in Die Waffen nieder' differs in scope and form and in its self-conscious use of sentimentality as a convention, even as its critique of social and political institutions is equally substantial.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Regina Braker is an assistant professor of German at Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande, Oregon, where she teaches language and literature. She holds a B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University, an M.A. from Portland State University, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Her articles have been published in professional journals.
- Author(s)Regina Braker
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/12/1995
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleAustrian Culture
- Series Part/Volume Number16
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published1995
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight400 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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