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Cambridge Companions to Literature : The Cambridge Companion to Goethe - Lesley Sharpe

Cambridge Companions to Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Goethe

By: Lesley Sharpe (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd August 2010
ISBN: 9780521662116
Number Of Pages: 294

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The Cambridge Companion to Goethe provides a challenging yet accessible survey of this versatile figure, not only one of the world's greatest writers but also a theatre director and art critic, a natural scientist and state administrator. The volume places Goethe in the context of the Germany and Europe of his lifetime. His literary work is covered in individual chapters on poetry, drama (with a separate chapter on Faust), prose fiction and autobiography. Other chapters deal with his work in the Weimar Theatre, his friendship with Schiller, his scientific studies and writings, his engagement with the visual arts, with religion and philosophy, the controversies surrounding his political standpoint and the impact of feminist criticism. A wide-ranging survey of reception inside and outside Germany and an extensive guide to further reading round off this volume, which will appeal to students and specialists alike.

"Sharpe's beautifully edited book offers timely essays on the most significangt aspects of Goethe's monumental work... This remarkable set of essays avoids repetition and oversimplifcation while reflecting prudently on the presen status of Goethe scholarship. highly recommended for all academic and public collections." Choice "In a word, this is without a doubt a highly useful book...It should be of great use to the non-Germanist, and certainly should find its place in many an introductory undergraduate and graduate class." German Studies Review, Horst Lange

List of contributors
List of abbreviations
The world Goethe lived in: Germany and Europe, 1750-1830
Goethe the writer and literary history
Goethe the poet
Goethe the dramatist
Faust Jane
Weimar Classicism: Goethe's alliance with Schiller
Goethe and the Weimar theatre
Goethe's prose fiction
Autobiographical writings Dennis
In defence of experience: Goethe's natural investigations and scientific culture
Goethe and gender Barbara Becker-Cantarino
Goethe and the visual arts Beate Allert
Goethe and the political world
Religion and philosophy
Reception in Germany and abroad
A guide to further reading
General index
Index of Goethe's works
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ISBN: 9780521662116
ISBN-10: 0521662117
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 3rd August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.6