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Reading Goethe : a critical introduction to the literary work

Author: Martin Swales; Erika Swales
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2002.
Series: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The year 1999 saw the 250th anniversary of the birth of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the greatest writer in the German language. Appropriately, literary scholars within Germany and beyond were concerned to pay tribute to a quite remarkable talent. But a number of commentators were also impelled to note that Goethe is often revered rather than read, known of rather than known. It is the aim of this study to provide a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Johann Wolfgang ((von)) Goethe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Swales; Erika Swales
ISBN: 1571130950 9781571130952
OCLC Number: 47081359
Description: ix, 186 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: PrefaceIntroductionPoetryNarrative FictionDramaFaustGoethe's Discursive WritingsConclusionWorks Consulted and Works for Further ReadingNotesIndex
Series Title: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Responsibility: Martin and Erika Swales.

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