Borgerlig protestantisk etikk versus spekulativ jødisk kapitalisme hos Alexander L. Kielland
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Original versionNorsk Litteraturvitenskapelig Tidsskrift. 2012, 15 (1), 30-45.
Bourgeois Protestant ethics and Jewish speculative capitalism in Alexander L. Kielland The hypothesis of this article is that Alexander L. Kielland’s novels participate in a wide economic discourse of the 19th century, which negotiated between a bourgeois Protestant ethic and a speculative mode of economic praxis. In the 19th century this capitalistic mode was often connected to the Jews, and I will argue that Kielland in his last novel Jacob (1891) uses the same motives which often were used in connection with the «economic Jew» to describe his protagonist Tørres Snørtevold.