Martin Walser’s short novel Jenseits der Liebe [Beyond All Love, 1976] deserves recognition as an important text in the author’s literary development, because it links thematic elements from his early period with a more succinct style, typical of his successful creative phase beginning with the novella Ein fliehendes Pferd [Runaway Horse, 1978]. Walser’s text can be regarded as an effective attempt at presenting the effects of West German corporate reality on the individual psyche in a new, concise idiom reminiscent of the Kafkaesque style of his early short stories. At the time of the text’s appearance in 1976 critics failed to a…
Mathäs, Alexander. "Jenseits der Liebe". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 August 2009; last revised 30 November -1.
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