These germans are crazy

X was a German academic in the field of literature and linguistics, and a librarian. During his extended period of free-book-readings, he coined the term Y in his language, to describe a particular sort of educative novels.



Few examples of the sort of novels, are shown here. Figuring out a common motif might help.

harry potter series

harry potter series

huckleberry finn

huckleberry finn

So, I’ll have the usual please. X and Y?

Cracked only by Shri. Royan.

Bildungsroman ( German for ‘ novel of education’ – Romane Bildung’). refers to a coming-of-age novel.

In it, the author presents the psychological, moral and social shaping of the personality of a usually-young protagonist.
Coined by Johann Carl Simon Morgenstern


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