The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume 8: A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860, Volume 8

A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals, 1st Edition

By John Boening

Routledge

522 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9780367820015
pub: 2020-02-12
SAVE ~$34.00
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 12th February 2020
$170.00
$136.00
x


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

The extensive scope of this collection means that this documentary record of the reception of German literature in England is a valuable scholarly resource. One of the most important features of British literary and intellectual history over the past 250 years is the influence of German literature. From the second half of the 18th Century, through the first decades of the 19th, German books and ideas attracted, then gained the attention of a nation. Despite the acknowledged importance of the influence on writers such as Coleridge and Carlyle the subject, though often alluded to, was rarely studied. This collection provides a guidebook through the masses of periodical and allows the English side of the Anglo-German literary relationship to be explored in detail. In order to make the collection useful to scholars with a wide range of interest, it has been divided into three parts:

Part 1 is a chronological presentation of commentary on German literature in general. It also contains collective reviews of multiple German authors, notices of important anthologies and reactions to influential works about Germany and its culture.

Part 2 collects reviews of 18th Century individual German authors and Part 3 is devoted to the English reception of Goethe and Schiller. Parts 2 & 3 contain cross-references to the collective reviews of Part 1.

Containing over 200 British serials and articles and reviews from all the major English literary periodicals, the collection also includes a broad sampling of opinion from the more general magazines, including some popular religious publications.

Table of Contents

Part 3: Reviews of Goethe and Schiller

Volume 8: Reviews of Goethe’s early work: Werther (1777, revised 1787), Götz (1773), Clavigo (1774), Stella (1776), Poems and Ballads, Faust (Fragment 1790), Part 1, 1808, Part 2, 1832)

About the Author

John Boening was Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the English Department at the University of Toledo, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German Literature

Originally published between 1938 and 1996, the volumes in this set provide a survey of German poetry, prose and fiction from the Middle Ages to the late 20th Century. In many cases no prior knowledge of German is necessary, as translations into English are provided. Many of the books focus particularly on German writers and literature from an international perspective.

The books:

  • Analyse Naturalism, Impressionism, Neo-romanticism and Expressionism as well as dealing exhaustively with Surrealism, Magic Realism and Existentialism.

  • Include discussion of post-war Anglo-American and French literature.

 

  • Provide guidebooks through the masses of periodicals and allows the English side of the Anglo-German literary relationship to be explored in detail.

  • Present a detailed analysis of the major literary movements in Austria and Germany from the end of the nineteenth century to the collapse of the Third Reich

 

  • Examine two of the central themes of medieval German mythology, the Dietrich and Nibelung legends

  • Survey the development of political writing in the former Federal Republic of Germany, Illustrating the connections between literature and politics

 

  • Elucidate the concealed meanings in some of the more obscure writings of great authors such as Goethe

  • Provides a full survey of the best and most significant work of German writers to the First World War.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LCO008030
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / European / German
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General