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From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture

From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture Roger Paulin
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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.



From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture
Roger Paulin | August 2021
420 pp. | 27 colour illustrations  | 6.14" x 9.21" (234 x 156 mm)
ISBN Paperback: 9781800642126
ISBN Hardback: 9781800642133
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781800642140
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 9781800642157
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 9781800642164
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DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0258
Subject codes: BIC: D (Literature and literary studies), JFCX (History of ideas), FC (Classic fiction (pre c. 1945)), 3J (Modern period, c. 1500 onward), 1DFG (Germany), 2ACG (German); BISAC: LIT004170 (Literary criticism: German), LIT004130 (LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General), LIT024030 (LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 18th Century), FIC102000 (FICTION / World Literature / Germany / General). OCLC Number: 1267384106.


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Foreword

Goethe and Schiller: Goethezeit

1. Goethe: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers Download
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2. Goethe and Stolberg in Italy: The Consequences for Romantic Art Download
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3. Schiller: Wallenstein Download
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4. Laocoon, Dante, Shakespeare, August Wilhelm Schlegel and the Overcoming of Tragedy Download
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5. Adding Stones to the Edifice: Patterns of German Biography Download
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6. Kleist’s Metamorphoses: Some Remarks on the Use of Mythology in Penthesilea Download
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7. Goethe, the Brothers Grimm and Academic Freedom Download
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ROMANTICISM

8. Fairy Stories for Very Sophisticated Children: Ludwig Tieck’s Phantasus Download
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9. Gundolf’s Romanticism Download
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NINETEENTH CENTURY

10. Some Remarks on the New Edition of the Works of Wilhelm Müller Download
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11. Heine and Shakespeare Download
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12. The ‘Schillerfeier’ of 1859 and the ‘Shakespearefest’ of 1864: With Some Remarks on Theodor Fontane’s Contributions Download
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13. Under the Horse’s Tail: The Poets, Statuary and the Literary Canon in Nineteenth-Century Germany Download
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POETRY

14. Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock: ‘Der Zürchersee’ Download
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15. Annette von Droste-Hülshoff Download
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16. Rilke: Duino Elegy Ten: In memoriam Leslie Seiffert, 1934–90 Download
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BOOKS

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

List of Illustrations

Index

Roger Paulin is Schröder Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge. His major interest is literary history from 1700-1900. His chief monograph publications have been on Ludwig Tieck (1985), on the German Novelle (1985), and on the reception of Shakespeare in Germany (2003). He has published numerous articles on Goethe, Kleist, Romanticism, and on German poetry from Klopstock to Rilke. In 2002 he was awarded a Humboldt Prize and in 2011 the Bundesverdienstkreuz.