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This study provides a stimulating and accessible survey of this many-sided figure. The volume places Goethe in the context of the Germany and Europe of his lifetime. His literary work is covered in individual chapters on poetry, drama--with a separate chapter on Faust, prose fiction and autobiography. A wide-ranging survey of reception inside and outside Germany and an extensive guide to further reading complete the volume, which will appeal to students and specialists alike.

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The Cambridge Companion to Goethe provides a stimulating and accessible survey of this versatile figure.

Synopsis:

The Cambridge Companion to Goethe provides a stimulating and accessible survey of this versatile figure.

About the Author

Lesley Sharpe is Professor of German at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Schiller and the Historical Character and Friedrich Schiller: Drama, Thought and Politics (Cambridge, 1991). She has written widely on Schiller, Goethe and women writers of the eighteenth century and from 1994-2000 was Germanic Editor of the Modern Language Review.

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Chronology; Introduction Lesley Sharpe; 1. The world Goethe lived in: Germany and Europe, 1750-1830 Thomas P. Saine; 2. Goethe the writer and literary history Nicholas Saul; 3. Goethe the poet John R. Williams; 4. Goethe the dramatist David V. Pugh; 5. Faust Jane K. Brown; 6. Weimar Classicism: Goethe's alliance with Schiller T. J. Reed; 7. Goethe and the Weimar theatre Lesley Sharpe; 8. Goethe's prose fiction Martin Swales; 9. Autobiographical writings Dennis F. Mahoney; 10. In defence of experience: Goethe's natural investigations and scientific culture Daniel Steuer; 11. Goethe and gender Barbara Becker-Cantarino; 12. Goethe and the visual arts Beate Allert; 13. Goethe and the political world W. Daniel Wilson; 14. Religion and philosophy H. B. Nisbet; 15. Reception in Germany and abroad Gerhart Hoffmeister; A guide to further reading; General index; Index of Goethe's works.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521665605
Editor:
Sharpe, Lesley
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Sharpe, Lesley
Author:
Sharpe, Lesley
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
European
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Subject:
European - General
Subject:
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, --1749-1832--Cri
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Series Volume:
107-27
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.02x6.06x.73 in. 1.05 lbs.

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