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6.5 OTHER HUMANITIES
In her best-known and most popular ballad, Droste-Huelshoff uses a floating narratorial voice to manipulate the reader's response towards an awareness of socialised projections about nature and childhood, identifying the ballad not as a conventional Realist work but one which incorporates merges psychological Realism with Romanticism.
Harris, S.:Annette von Droste-Huelshoff (1797-1848): Der Knabe im Moor (1842). In Poetry Project, Irish Germanists Interpret German Verse, British and Irish Studies in German Language and Literature (Krobb, F. and Morrison, J., eds., ). Oxford: Peter Lang, 2003pp.73-80.