The Literature of German Romanticism, Vol. 8 (Camden House by Dennis F. Mahoney

By Dennis F. Mahoney

This quantity of sharply concentrated essays via a world workforce of students bargains not just with the main major literary, philosophical, and cultural elements of German Romanticism -- probably the most influential, albeit hugely debatable hobbies within the historical past of German literature -- but in addition with the historical past and standing of scholarship at the literature of the interval. The creation and primary part identify an total framework by way of putting German Romanticism inside a eu context that incorporates its English counterpart. Goethe and Schiller are thought of, as are the Jena Romantics. the second one part is geared up in line with the normal differences among epic, dramatic, and lyric modes of writing, whereas understanding that fairly within the Romantic novel, there has been an try and mix those 3. a last workforce of essays makes a speciality of German literary Romanticism's relation to different facets of German tradition: folklore stories, politics, psychology, typical technological know-how, gender presentation and illustration, song, and visible paintings. individuals: Gerhard Schulz, Arnd Bohm, Richard Littlejohns, Gerhart Hoffmeister, Ulrich Scheck, Claudia Stockinger, Bernadette Malinowski, Fabian Lampart, Klaus Peter, Gabriele Rommel, Martha B. Helfer, Kristina Muxfeldt, Beate Allert, Paul Bishop and R. H. Stephenson, Nicholas Saul Dennis F. Mahoney is Professor of German and Director of the eu reports software on the collage of Vermont.

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Any inclination to tidy matters up by discarding the apparently anomalous term is blocked by several factors. First, Germans have considerable justification in using the term “classical” in the sense of “canonical” as a label for the totality of literary production of Goethe and Schiller during their Weimar years, much as one might speak of the “Golden Age” of Spanish or of Russian literature. Every national literary system establishes such 25 periods for the purposes of ordering and selecting.

Nationalism has little importance for the visions of Novalis, Hölderlin, and Friedrich Schlegel, although it is not entirely absent there. Kleist’s fierce anti-French chauvinism, on the other hand, is that of a Prussian patriot struggling for social acceptance and public recognition of his work. It may seem to dominate such plays as Die Hermannsschlacht (Arminius’s Battle, 1808, publ. 1821) or Prinz Friedrich von Homburg (1811, publ. 1821), but only on the surface, while on a deeper level these works share concerns that are typical of other exploratory excursions in modern thought.

It is destined not merely to reunite the separate genres of poetry and to link poetry to philosophy and rhetoric. ” 8 Eichendorff, Werke, 3: 874. “‘Romantic’ and ‘Classic,’” in T. S. Eliot, Selected Prose (Hammondsworth: Penguin, 1958), 31. 9 Goethe and the Romantics Arnd Bohm A or correlate the histories of German and English literature in the period between 1750 and 1850 can quickly become frustrated by the incommensurable categories deployed in the respective camps. Students of German literature who are used to thinking in terms of the succession Aufklärung (Enlightenment), Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress), Klassik, Romantik, and Vormärz (Literature up to March 1848) encounter an entirely different sequence in English.

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