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Sort order. Start your review of Frau Jenny Treibel. This is aplayful novel about how love and marriage don't go together in the middle classes of s Second Empire Germany busily aspiring to higher status. The second part of the title "Wo sich Herz zum Herzen findet" comes from Schiller's Lied von der Glocke but is deployed ironically. In this novel the heart doesn't find another heart but seeks the opportunity for social advancement and the action of the novel plays out in a duel over the battlefield of one Leopold Treibel.
He is the second an This is aplayful novel about how love and marriage don't go together in the middle classes of s Second Empire Germany busily aspiring to higher status. He is the second and thoroughly below average son of the Jenny Treibel of the title. For Corinna on the one hand marriage to Leopold promises the relative grandeur of dinner parties whose guests include a retired opera singer and two noble women with connections to the Imperial court view spoiler [ can one even imagine such giddy social heights? However for Jenny Treibel - who delightfully invades and conquerors Corinna's living room before dominating conversation with her at the beginning of the novel - herself up-jumped from lower social status through her marriage to Mr Treibel they live, as do the Die Poggenpuhls , in a house ideally situated unless the wind blows from the direction of the nearby factory losing Leopold to Corinna threatens to drag down the family a notch in its standing.
Only rapid footwork and an alliance with her daughter-in-law whose semi-aristocratic Scottish heritage is not something she allows others to ever forget promise to save the situation. The counterpoint to the Schiller is "man muss mit dem zufrieden sein, was man gerade hat. There is a concern with breading and heritage among the characters that is Darwinian, yet the upwardly mobile Treibels are shown be average at best view spoiler [ suggesting survival of the fiercest than of the fittest hide spoiler ].
Poor Leopold, though an adult, remains under the command of his mother, who even goes so far as to leave instructions for waiters not to allow Leopold to drink more than one cup of coffee. At the same time the interest of Corinna's father in Schliemann's discoveries at Mycenae and particularly the masks believed to be of Agamemnon and co. Something that I particularly enjoy about Fontane's style is how content he is to carve a slice of life and not to worry about plot.
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The characters are convincing and carry the story largely through dialogue and a relatively simple plot works because of the integrity of the characterisation. It feels very realistic and leaves me with the feeling that other novels are melodramatic and contrived. Here the writer has achieved the cunning trick of effacing themselves from the novel. The characters speak for themselves.
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A story emerges through their entirely everyday interactions. View 2 comments. Getting in early for Christmas Fontane Year I'm sure a lot of people would be allergic to this kind of novel which even some of Fontane's contemporaries claimed had not earned its subscription to the genre, for nothing happens really, except a lot of people talk to each other and from their own mouths expose their ludicrous fatuity and self-deception Getting in early for Christmas Fontane Year I'm sure a lot of people would be allergic to this kind of novel which even some of Fontane's contemporaries claimed had not earned its subscription to the genre, for nothing happens really, except a lot of people talk to each other and from their own mouths expose their ludicrous fatuity and self-deception.
That's one of the reasons why I enjoy Fontane so much - he almost effaces himself as narrator, only allowing warmly ironic asides, and lets the characters do all the work for him. View all 3 comments. If I ever needed a proof that there's a right time to read a book, Jenny Treibel's rating on goodreads is it. Ignore the majority of ratings and reviews. They are written by pupil and students who had to read it for school or university.
It doesn't make any sense putting this book on a syllabus.
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Its message will be lost, most probably it will turn people away from literature. Too much talk about seemingly nothing, not enough happening, no characters to identify with. In short, too much reality. It nearly did the same for me. I had to read it for school as well. I never came past the first page and instead read the synopsis from Kindlers Literaturlexikon.
Enough to get a decent grade. Fontane afterwards was the symbol of boring literature for a long time until I rediscovered German literature around the age of 30 again.
My aim, following the Kantian tradition, is universality, but I am aware, with Aristotle, that moral and political utterances are contingent, subject to different interpretations and applications based on economic interests and power structures. We are all equal, and we are all different.
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It consists of the principles of sharing and caring for one another. What is the relation between community and privacy in African information society? What kind of questions do African people ask about the effects of information and communication technology in their everyday lives?
Olinger, Johannes Britz and M. They write:. The South African government will attempt to draft a Data Privacy Bill and strike an appropriate balance within the context of African values and an African worldview. The task of such an analysis would be to recognize the uniqueness of African perspectives as well as commonalities with other cultures and their theoretical expressions. This analysis could lead to an interpretation of ICT within an African horizon and correspondingly to possible vistas for information policy makers, responsible community leaders and, of course, for African institutions.
Both Britz and Peter John Lor, former Chief executive of the National Library of South Africa, think that the present north-south flow of information should be complemented by a south-north flow in order to enhance mutual understanding. Although Africa is still far from a true knowledge society, there is hope of success on certain fronts, such as investment in human capital, stemming the flight of intellectual expertise, and the effective development and maintenance of IT infrastructure Britz et al.
This should include leadership, followers, agree-upon principles and values as well as effective interaction among all these elements. A value-based reorientation implies personal awareness, an understanding of information, effective interactions between leaders and their communities without limitations of time and space, and mutual confidence in representative leadership.
There is no such thing as a morally neutral technology. This is not to say just that technologies can be used and misused, but to express the deeper insight that all technologies create new ways of being. They influence our relation with one another, they shape, in a more or less radical way, our institutions, our economies, and our moral values. This is why we should focus on information technology primarily from an ethical perspective.
It is up to the African people and their leaders to question how to transform their lives by these technologies. African educational and research institutions should also reflect critically on these issues.
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The space of knowledge as a space of freedom is not, as Jollife rightly remarks, an abstract ideal. It has a history that limits its possibilities. It is a space of rules and traditions of specific societies, in dialogue with their foundational myths and utopian aspirations. We are morally responsible not only for our deeds but for our dreams.
Information ethics offers an open space to retrieve and debate these information and communication myths and utopias. The main moral responsibility of African academics is to enrich African identities by retrieving and re-creating African information and communication traditions. Cultural memory must be re-shaped again and again to build the core of a humane society. This means no more and no less than basing morality on memory and communication, thereby establishing information ethics at its core.
It is related to our myths and to our dreams. But not for your dreams! The Egyptian god Thot is a symbol of cultural memory as a social task. He is the god of wisdom and writing as well as messenger of the gods, particularly of the sun god Re, and is associated with the goddess Maat, the personification of justice.
I think that retrieving the African cultural memory with regard to information and communication norms and traditions is the main information challenge for African information ethics. It should recognize the different strategies of social inclusion and exclusion in the history of African societies, including traumatic experiences such as slavery and apartheid. Since the emergence of the Internet, this challenge is discussed under the heading of the digital divide.
But African information ethics implies much more than just the access and use of this medium. The problem is not a technical one, but one of social exclusion, manipulation, exploitation and annihilation of human beings. It is vital that thought about African information ethics be conducted from this broader perspective. As readers will discover, this book has a long history. I began writing it clandestinely in during my imprisonment on Robben Island. Without the tireless labor of my old comrades Walter Sisulu and Ahmed Kathrada for reviving my memories, it is doubtful the manuscript would have been completed.
The copy of the manuscript which I kept with me was discovered by the authorities and confiscated. However, in addition to their unique calligraphic skills, my co-prisoners Mac Maharaj and Isu Chiba had ensured that the original manuscript safely reached its destination.