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Goethe's Elective affinities and the critics

Author: Astrida Orle Tantillo
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2001.
Series: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture., Literary criticism in perspective.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the time of its publication to today, Goethe's famous novel The Elective Affinities (Die Wahlverwandtschaften, 1809), has aroused a storm of critical confusion. Critics in every age have disagreed about its content, its style, and its tone.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Walter Benjamin; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; Johann Wolfgang{von Goethe; Walter Benjamin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Astrida Orle Tantillo
ISBN: 1571132120 9781571132123
OCLC Number: 47081358
Description: xxiv, 241 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1809-1832 - The morality of art; 1832-1918 - from theory to fact to myth; Walter Benjamin and new critical approaches; 1825-2000 - from Mann to the millenium.
Series Title: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture., Literary criticism in perspective.
Responsibility: Astrida Orle Tantillo.

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The first book-length examination in English of the critical reception of Goethe's daring novel The Elective Affinities.  Read more...

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