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By Eric Downing, Clayton Koelb

This quantity presents an outline of the foremost pursuits, genres, and authors of nineteenth-century German literature within the interval from the demise of Goethe in 1832 to the booklet of Freud's Interpretation of goals in 1899. even supposing the first concentration is on innovative literature and its genres, there's additionally huge dialogue of comparable themes, together with music-drama, philosophy, and the social sciences. Literature is taken into account in its cultural and socio-political context, and the German literary scene takes its position in a much broader ecu standpoint. the quantity is brought through essays contemplating the influence of Romanticism on next literary activities, the results of significant pursuits and writers of non-German-speaking Europe at the improvement of German literature, and the effect of politics at the altering cultural scene. the second one part of the e-book provides overviews of the imperative pursuits of the time (Junges Deutschland, Vorm?rz, Biedermeier, Poetic Realism, Naturalism, Symbolism, and Impressionism), and the 3rd part makes a speciality of the most important genres of lyric poetry, prose fiction, drama, and music-drama. one of the writers mentioned are Heinrich Heine, Georg B?chner, Adalbert Stifter, Franz Grillparzer, Annette von Droste-H?lshoff, Gottfried Keller, Richard Wagner, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gerhart Hauptmann, Theodor Fontane, and Frank Wedekind. the ultimate element of the e-book offers bibliographical assets within the kind of a severe bibliography and record of basic resources. participants to the amount are exotic students of German literature, tradition, and heritage from North the US and Europe: Andrew Webber, Lilian Furst, Arne Koch, Robert Holub, Gail Finney, Ernst Grabovszki, Benjamin Bennett, Jeffrey Sammons, Thomas Pfau, Christopher Morris, John Pizer, Thomas Spencer. Clayton Koelb is man B. Johnson individual Professor of German on the collage of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Eric Downing is affiliate professor of German on the comparable establishment.

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Hoffmann, Storm actively seeks to cultivate a revival of the Hoffmannesque and not least of the scenario of the Romantic symposium, the gathering of narrators and listeners around a hearth in order to exchange stories of the strange and the paranormal. Romantic fantasy becomes an object of melancholic attachment for the post-Romantic Storm. He rues his inability to project fantasy in the same colors as Hoffmann and his magic lantern; in his own writing it appears in more oblique forms and muted tones.

3 Dreams shift dialectically between separation and union in a way that is emblematic for the narrative as a whole, which never reaches the resolution for which it is programmed. Notwithstanding Freud’s benign reading of it, Novalis’s version of the Romantic view of dreaming might equally well be seen as the more restrained counterpart of the nightmarish account of fantasy that came to inform the Freudian theory of the uncanny in E. T. A. Hoffmann’s fantastic novella, Der Sandmann (The Sandman, 1817).

Karl Ernst Laage (Frankfurt a. : Insel, 1991). 18 Theodor Fontane, Sämtliche Werke: Aufsätze, Kritiken, Erinnerungen, vol. 4, ed. Walter Keitel (Munich: Carl Hanser, 1973), 369. 19 Theodor Storm, Sämtliche Werke, vol. 4, ed. Karl Ernst Laage and Dietrich Lohmeier (Frankfurt a. : Deutscher Klassiker Verlag, 1988), 54. 20 Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest, in Sämtliche Werke: Romane, Erzählungen, Gedichte, vol. 4, ed. Walter Keitel (Munich: Carl Hanser, 1963), 134. 21 Theodor Fontane, Werke, Schriften und Briefe: Briefe, vol.

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