The word Glanz is adopted by Irmgard Keun in the work Das kunstseidene Mädchen and it is a keyword belonging to the trend “Neue Sachlichkeit”. Glanz is meant to describe a synesthetic experience in the metropolis, that shines of this Glanz. But it is a dazzling brightness, it doesn’t just illuminate.
What I did not get, is the meaning that brings this word in the context of Doris’ story. In the so criticized metropolis, she creates his freedom and directs her glance to the city like it was a way of learning. The original fact is that she uses her eyes as a camera to catch everything that happens to make, in the end, this story, that is a kind of film; so she uses the “dehumanising mass media” as a new way of doing literature. And the text talks about her, taken by an inebriating vision.
Would it be possible that Glanz has a correlation with the English word glance in this case?