A Coming-of-Age Story?

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Re: A Coming-of-Age Story?

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AntonelaMaria wrote: 16 Feb 2020, 13:23
djr6090 wrote: 15 Feb 2020, 19:40
cristinaro wrote: 15 Feb 2020, 11:19

Sorry, I've accidentally added an extra "u". It's "bildungsroman", a genre dealing with the psychological and moral development of a character; it usually follows the character's growth from his/her birth and childhood to his maturity years, sometimes throughout his/her entire life. For example, novels like Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield'" or "Great Expectations" are famous novels belonging to this genre.
Thank you for the explanation. But I don't think (i)Opaque(/i) compares to Dickens.
I agree 100 %. I think we are trying to make this book much more that it is.
Very true indeed.
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I thought the book was more coming-of-age than bildungsroman because there is hardly any content where Adam reminisces and act according to that.
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