RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 657601462 LA In English and German. T1 Who is this Schiller now? : essays on his reception and significance A1 High, Jeffrey L., Martin, Nicholas,, Oellers, Norbert., PB Camden House PP Rochester, N.Y. YR 2011 SN 9781571134882 1571134883 AB "The works of Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) - an innovative and resonant tragedian and an important poet, essayist, historian, and aesthetic theorist - are among the best known of German and world literature. Schiller's explosive original artistry and feel for timely and enduring personal tragedy embedded in timeless sociohistorical conflicts remain the topic of lively academic debate. The essays in this volume address the many flashpoints and canonical shifts in the cyclically polarized reception of Schiller and his works, in pursuit of historical and contemporary answers to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's expression of frightened admiration in 1794: "Who is this Schiller?" The responses demonstrate pronounced shifts from widespread twentieth-century understandings of Schiller: the overwhelming emphasis here is on Schiller the cosmopolitan realist, and little or no trace is left of the ultimately untenable view of Schiller as an abstract idealist who turned his back on politics"--Publisher's website.