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Author Topic: Looking for a Specific Term [Resolved]  (Read 81 times)

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Offline InkiduTopic starter

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Looking for a Specific Term [Resolved]
« on: February 19, 2021, 07:37:27 pm »
Much like schadenfreude, the German language has had many of its best compound words plundered by the English language. I think I'm looking for one such term.

The definition as well as I can remember it is as follows:

A specific type of adventure story where a character (typically a male character) is followed from about early childhood into adolescence wherein he usually goes on a coming of age adventure that typically involves joining the military.

It's perhaps my favorite genre to write (though being me I hardly ever stick to formula, gotta mess with everything).

I vaguely remember it being a specific term used by both German and English though, or I could be having a big old false memory.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2021, 08:27:14 pm by Inkidu »

Offline Lexandria

Re: Looking for a Specific Term
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 07:41:18 pm »
Bildungsroman, maybe?

Offline Oniya

Re: Looking for a Specific Term
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 07:54:02 pm »
Building (heh) on Lex's post, common examples of the Bildungsroman are 'To Kill A Mockingbird', 'Catcher in the Rye', the Harry Potter series, 'Great Expectations', and 'Johnny Tremain'.

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Re: Looking for a Specific Term
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 08:26:48 pm »
Nope that's it. I always cross reference it with The Magic Mountain and that pings. Thanks.