GM 063 Triumphs and Failings of Modern Man (Fall/Spring: 3)
Cross Listed with
Satisfies Literature Core Requirement
Conducted in English with all texts in English translation.
German major, German minor, and German Studies minor.
This course focuses on a number of themes that characterize human existence
in our time but are at the same time perennial themes: death, life, illness,
suffering, war, and the role of the scientist in the modern world. Twentieth
century German, Swiss, and Austrian writers will be discussed. The following
works will be discussed in class: Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain;
Sigmund Freud, An Outline of Psychoanalysis; Erich Maria Remarque,
All Quiet on the Western Front; Wolfgang Borchert, The Man Outside;
Heinrich Böll, Stories; and Friedrich Dürrenmatt, The
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