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The German tradition of self-cultivation : bildung from Humboldt to Thomas Mann

Author: Walter Horace Bruford
Publisher: London ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a lecture in 1923, Thomas Mann said that the ordinary middle-class German had never considered culture to include an interest in politics, and still not do so. `To ask him to transfer his allegiance frominwardness to the objective, to politics, to what the peoples of Europe call freedom, would seem to him to amount to a demand that he should do violence to his own nature and abandon his sense of national
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bildungsromans
Named Person: Thomas Mann; Alexander von Humboldt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Horace Bruford
ISBN: 0521204828 9780521204828
OCLC Number: 1287695
Description: x, 290 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Wilhelm von Humboldt in his letters --
Goethe : Wilhelm Meister's Lehrjahre (1795-6) --
Friedrich Schleiermacher : Monologen (1801) --
Goethe : Wilhelm Meister's Wanderjahre (1829) --
Arthur Schopenhauer : Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit (1851) --
Adalbert Stifter : Der Nachsommer (1857) --
Friedrich Theodor Vischer : Auch Einer (1879) --
Friedrich Nietzsche : Also sprach Zarathustra (1883-5) --
Theodor Fontane : Frau Jenny Treibel (1892) --
Thomas Mann : Der Zauberberg (1924) --
The conversion of an unpolitical man.
Responsibility: W.H. Bruford.
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