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The Cambridge companion to Goethe

Author: Lesley Sharpe
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 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, prose fiction and autobiography. A  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Named Person: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Sharpe
ISBN: 0521662117 9780521662116 0521665604 9780521665605
OCLC Number: 59418846
Description: xvi, 277 pages ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature
Responsibility: edited by Lesley Sharpe.

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