Themes in Döblin’s Epics: Read Online 4

Themes in Döblin’s Epics: Read Online THEME 4: SERMONS   Religion as the expression of a primal sense of humanity’s place in the world and the cosmos; religion as a tool of social control. Döblin summed up this contradiction in his 1938 essay Prometheus and the...

Themes in Döblin’s Epics: Read online 3

Themes in Döblin’s Epics: Read online THEME 3: SYNTHETIC FOOD In the dystopian epic Mountains Oceans Giants, the most momentous step in alienating humanity from the natural world is the development and free distribution of Synthetic Food, made almost entirely from...

Themes in Döblin’s Epics: Read Online 2

Themes in Döblin’s Epics: Read online 2 Theme 2: Alienated Bodies This second set of themed excerpts explores the ways in which human beings have become estranged not just from the world but from their own physical being. BACK HOMEMORE THEMES THEME 2: ALIENATED BODIES...

Themes in Doblin’s epics

Snacking on Döblin's prose Themed tasters from the Epics 'Beyond Alexanderplatz' Döblin’s epics come as massive slabs of brainfare – doorstoppers up to 900 pages long. Most readers would like to work up to such a challenge in easy stages, with some...