BILDUNGSROMAN

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n. in literature, refers to a novel whose main subject revolves around the formation and development of the lead character. Its theme is usually based on a coming-of-age from childhood to adulthood. Established as a genre and kept as a tradition in classic German literature.

BILDUNGSROMAN: "Translated from German into English, Bildungsroman literally means a novel of formation or education."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BILDUNGSROMAN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bildungsroman/ (accessed November 28, 2021).

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