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Johann Gottfried Herder : selected early works, 1764-1767 : addresses, essays, and drafts ; fragments on recent German literature

Author: Johann Gottfried Herder; Ernest A Menze; Karl Menges
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1992.
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The first English translation of some of the early works of Johann Gottfried Herder. Johann Gottfried Herder was one of the central figures in eighteenth-century European intellectual history. As a philosopher and historian, a literary critic and theoretician, a poet, translator, and educator, he was one of the last great universalists and one of the pioneers of the Sturm and Drang movements as well as the mentor of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803.
Johann Gottfried Herder.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)647399033
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johann Gottfried Herder; Ernest A Menze; Karl Menges
ISBN: 0271007125 9780271007120 9780271023236 0271023236
OCLC Number: 21335562
Description: viii, 352 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Addresses, Essays, and Drafts. 1. On Diligence in the Study of Several Learned Languages (1764). 2. Fragments of a Treatise on the Ode. 3. Do We Still Have the Public and Fatherland of Yore? 4. On the Transformation of the Taste of Nations in the Course of the Ages (A Fragment). 5. Essay on a History of Lyrical Poetry --
II. On Recent German Literature: First Collection of Fragments. Preface. Contents. Introduction. Fragments. Conclusion, On the Ideal of Language --
III. On Recent German Literature: [Selections from the] Second Collection of Fragments. Contents. Introduction. On the German-Oriental Poets --
IV. On Recent German Literature: [Selections from the] Third Collection of Fragments. Contents. On Recent Latin Literature. On the Modern Usage of Mythology --
V. Commentary to the Translations. Commentary to Part I (Addresses, Essays, and Drafts). Commentary to Parts II, III, and IV. Commentary to Part II (First Collection of Fragments). Commentary to Part III (Second Collection of Fragments). Commentary to Part IV (Third Collection of Fragments).
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Johann Gottfried Herder ; edited by Ernest A. Menze and Karl Menges ; translated by Ernest A. Menze with Michael Palma.

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The first English translation of some of the early works of Johann Gottfried Herder. Johann Gottfried Herder was one of the central figures in eighteenth-century European intellectual history. As a philosopher and historian, a literary critic and theoretician, a poet, translator, and educator, he was one of the last great universalists and one of the pioneers of the Sturm and Drang movements as well as the mentor of the young Goethe in Strassburg. His literary fame rests on his early publications, which until now have been available only in German. Although Herder addresses in these texts the state of German literature during the Enlightenment, he goes far beyond mere literary criticism by basing his ideas on anthropological considerations within the boundaries of an established national identity. The editors have chosen texts that anticipate most of Herder's ideas on aesthetics and philosophy of the later years.

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