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  • * Bildungsroman is a novel whose principal subject is the moral, psychological, and intellectual development of a usually youthful main character, from the German word bildung (formation) and the French word for a novel, roman.

    Eragon: Summary and book reviews of Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

  • Seemingly realising that 'literacy' is to this new conception what 'horseless carriage' was to 'car', Søby (2003) attempts to use the German word bildung in conjunction with 'digital' to refer to a state which is difficult to describe, is very complex, and can only be approached with a holistic understanding of the field (Prange, 2004: 502).

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  • They believed in German bildung [education] — in the harmonious formation of the intellect and of the character — and in a democratic and progressive society with high ethical standards.

    Die Deborah.

  • Knight's Citizen in the New York Times: Knight's book is what the Germans call a bildung, an account of how a person's character is formed.

    The Chicago Blog: Review: Louise W. Knight, Citizen

  • Citizen in the New York Times: "Knight's book is what the Germans call a bildung, an account of how a person's character is formed.

    The Chicago Blog

  • Contends that Jewish immigrants from Germany and Central Europe defined “German” not as an ethnicity, but rather as related to culture, class, and the bourgeois respectability connoted in the German concept bildung.

    Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Archival Resources on the History of Jewish Women in America.

  • These values were emphasized in Die Deborah and The American Israelite, often with articles directed at women who were thought to hold more religious feeling, morality, and bildung.

    Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Archival Resources on the History of Jewish Women in America.

  • In the German concept of bildung, notions of religiosity and cultural distinction converged.

    Die Deborah.

  • How excellently the German _Einbildungskraft_ expresses this prime and loftiest faculty, the power of coadunation, the faculty that forms the many into one -- _Ineins-bildung_!

    The Art of Letters

  • The man who is feeble enough silently to suffer detraction and calumny at the hands of some sciolist or Halb-bildung sheltering his miserable individuality under the shadow (may it never be less!) of "King We," simply sins against himself as the Arabs say and offends good manners by holding out a premium to wanton aggression and injurious doing.

    Arabian nights. English

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