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Passions of the sign : revolution and language in Kant, Goethe, and Kleist

Author: Andreas Gailus
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2006.
Series: Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Passions of the Sign traces the impact of the French Revolution on Enlightenment thought in Germany as evidenced in the work of three major figures around the turn of the nineteenth century: Immanuel Kant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Heinrich von Kleist. Andreas Gailus examines a largely overlooked strand in the philosophical and literary reception of the French Revolution, one which finds in the historical  Read more...
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Named Person: Heinrich von Kleist; Immanuel Kant; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Heinrich von Kleist; Immanuel Kant; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Immanuel Kant; Heinrich von Kleist; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Heinrich{von Kleist; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas Gailus
ISBN: 080188277X 9780801882777
OCLC Number: 60402021
Description: xvi, 222 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Energetic signs: autonomy and novelty in the age of revolution --
Revealing freedom: crisis and enthusiasm in Kant's philosophy of history --
Poetics of containment: Goethe's Conversations of German refugees and the crisis of communication --
Border narratives: Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas --
Conclusion: The big either.
Series Title: Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
Responsibility: Andreas Gailus.
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