Ein fließender Raum

Die Zeitauffassung Musils im Mann ohne Eigenschaften

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This article explores the issue of time in Robert Musil's novel The Man Without Qualities and emphasizes that the novelist himself fundamentally differentiates between narrative time and real time. The thesis of this article is that the experience of timelessness and the spatialization of time in the novel do not primarily concern the atemporality of real time but should be understood as epistemological narrative constructs of constantly changing life. Although spatialized, temporality in the novel maintains flow, and this is necessary for the novel's foundational concern with possibility and the sense of possibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-217
Number of pages13
JournalSymposium - Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures
Volume71
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 2

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Epistemological
Timelessness
Novelist
Novel
Narrative Time
Temporality
Spatialization
Robert Musil

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  • Literature and Literary Theory

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