Classic Bildungsroman

Literary Excavations


The term Bildungsroman is Germanic in origin and consists of two main ideas: bildung, meaning ‘education’ & roman, meaning ‘a novel’. In literary criticism, this term is used to describe a novel that explores the psychological and spiritual maturation of a young person. The blog Classic Bildungsroman is a platform for posting and discussing writing about literature, history, technology–and just about anything else the author finds interesting and relevant.