Tra “Heimfahrt” e “Zeitreise”: la temporalità nel racconto d’esilio “Der Ausflug der toten Mädchen” di Anna Seghers
- Epic Preterit,
- Exile Literature,
- Future Past,
- German Time Connectives,
- German Verb Tenses
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This article deals with the time dimensions of the short story Der Ausflug der toten Mädchen by Anna Seghers, a masterpiece of exile literature. According to the state-of-the-art, this text is not only a mere account of the destinies of the participants to the journey, but the literary elaboration of the writer’s personal story as well, and it is characterized by a surrealistic patina. Linguistic analysis shows that this is also due to a specific use of the time connectives and verb tenses, in particular the so-called future past and epic preterit.