Philology, pedagogy, and psychology

2011 Issue №2

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Acute syndrome of reunification: “Nox” by Thomas Hettche



The article considers the allegorical image of the fall of the Berlinwall in the novel «Nox» by German writer T. Hettche. The authorreveals «painful points» of the epoch-making historical event at the moment of the heroes' transition from life to death and vice versa. The article analyses a whole variety of developed multilevel metaphors illustrating the painful process of German-German reunification.


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