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Friedrich Schiller : Drama, Thought and Politics - Lesley Sharpe

Friedrich Schiller

Drama, Thought and Politics

Hardcover Published: 21st January 2004
ISBN: 9780521308175
Number Of Pages: 404

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This is the first general study of Friedrich Schiller's works to appear in English for over forty years. Lesley Sharpe assesses Schiller's development as a dramatist, poet and thinker, and provides detailed discussions of all his major works, including his essays on aesthetics. His works are viewed against the social, political and literary background of the late eighteenth century. Spanning a period from the late 1770s to 1805 they explore the insistent themes of the age - the loss of tradition and authority, the individual's claim to self-expression and the search for stability. While the early works focus on the turbulent individual, Schiller later turns to the great public concerns of the French Revolutionary era - legitimacy and power, the exercise of freedom, and the relationship between morality and politics. The aesthetic essays explore the vital role of art in integrating the aesthetic, moral and political realms.

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"A scholar of broad intellectual range and critical acumen, she [Sharpe] does not only do full justice to her subject's complexities, but also offers a clearly delineated evaluation of the poet's works. Elegantly written..." Monatshefte "...sensible full-scale study of Schiller's work, the first to appear in English for more than 40 years." Times Higher Education Supplement |x x "Sharpe's interpretation of Schiller's plays in interesting and commendable...this is a fine work of scholarship." Denny McClelland

Note on text references
W1/4rttemberg and Die Rñuber
Mannheim: Fiesco and Kabale und Liebe
Early philosophy and poetry
Don Carlos
Weimar and Jena 1787-1792
The sublime and the beautiful
Aesthetic education
On the 'naive' and the 'sentimental'
The later poetry
Weimar: the later dramas
Schiller and his public
Index of Schiller's works
General index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521308175
ISBN-10: 0521308178
Series: Cambridge Studies in German
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 21st January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.66