From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture - cover image

Copyright

Roger Paulin

Published On

2021-08-24

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-212-6
Hardback978-1-80064-213-3
PDF978-1-80064-214-0
HTML978-1-80064-651-3
XML978-1-80064-217-1
EPUB978-1-80064-215-7
MOBI978-1-80064-216-4

Language

  • English

Print Length

422 pages (x+412)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 29 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.15" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 33 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.31" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1757g (61.98oz)
Hardback2159g (76.16oz)

Media

Illustrations27

OCLC Number

1266225733

LCCN

2019458252

BIC

  • D
  • JFCX
  • FC
  • 3J
  • 1DFG
  • 2ACG

BISAC

  • LIT004170
  • LIT004130
  • LIT024030
  • FIC102000

LCC

  • PR2971.G3
  • P39

Keywords

  • German Literature
  • German Culture
  • Goethe
  • Schiller
  • Schlegels
  • Gundolf
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From Goethe to Gundolf

Essays on German Literature and Culture

From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture is a collection of Roger Paulin’s groundbreaking essays, spanning the last forty years. The work represents his major research interests of Romanticism and the reception of Shakespeare in Germany, but also explores a broader range of themes, from poetry and the public memorialization of poets to fairy stories - all meticulously researched, yet highly accessible.

As a comprehensive examination of German literary history in the period 1700-1900, the collection not only includes accounts of the lives and work of Goethe, Schiller, the Schlegels, and Gundolf (amongst others), serving to nuance our understanding of these figures in history, but also considers diverse (and often underexplored) topics, from academic freedom to the rise of travel literature.

The essays have been reformulated, corrected, and updated to add references to recent works. However, the core foundations of the originals remain, and just as when they were first published, the value of these essays – to researchers, students, and all those who are interested in German literary history – cannot be overstated.

Reviews

This is literary criticism and historical insight in the very best tradition: readable, accessible, transparently intelligent, connected, and enlightening. By joining the earlier literary historian Friedrich Gundolf with Goethe in the title, Paulin brings together two centuries of 'Geistesgeschichte', intellectual history at its finest. Bibliography and index are excellent; knowledge of German will be most helpful.

S. Gittleman

CHOICE Connect, vol. 59, no. 9, 2022.

Contents

1. Goethe: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers

(pp. 1–23)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.01

2. Goethe and Stolberg in Italy: The Consequences for Romantic Art

(pp. 25–43)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.02

3. Schiller: Wallenstein

(pp. 45–57)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.03

4. Laocoon, Dante, Shakespeare, August Wilhelm Schlegel and the Overcoming of Tragedy

(pp. 59–77)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.04

5. Adding Stones to the Edifice: Patterns of German Biography

(pp. 79–93)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.05

6. Kleist’s Metamorphoses: Some Remarks on the Use of Mythology in Penthesilea

(pp. 95–121)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.06

7. Goethe, the Brothers Grimm and Academic Freedom

(pp. 123–143)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.07

8. Fairy Stories for Very Sophisticated Children: Ludwig Tieck’s Phantasus

(pp. 147–159)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.08

9. Gundolf’s Romanticism

(pp. 161–176)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.09

10. Some Remarks on the New Edition of the Works of Wilhelm Müller

(pp. 179–205)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.10

11. Heine and Shakespeare

(pp. 207–221)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.11

12. The ‘Schillerfeier’ of 1859 and the ‘Shakespearefest’ of 1864: With Some Remarks on Theodor Fontane’s Contributions

(pp. 223–243)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.12

13. Under the Horse’s Tail: The Poets, Statuary and the Literary Canon in Nineteenth-Century Germany

(pp. 245–268)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.13

14. Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock: ‘Der Zürchersee’

(pp. 171–291)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.14

15. Annette von Droste-Hülshoff

(pp. 293–311)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.15

16. Rilke: Duino Elegy Ten: In memoriam Leslie Seiffert, 1934–90

(pp. 313–336)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.16

17. Julius Hare’s German Books in Trinity College Library, Cambridge

(pp. 339–364)
  • Roger Paulin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0258.17

Contributors

Roger Paulin

(author)
Schröder Professor Emeritus at University of Cambridge