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Two Jewish Plays : Nathan the Wise/The Jews - Gotthold Lessing

Two Jewish Plays

Nathan the Wise/The Jews

Paperback Published: 1st February 2002
ISBN: 9781840022087
Number Of Pages: 184

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Gotthold Lessing (1729-81), playwright, critic, humanist philosopher and polemicist was a leading figure of the German enlightnement era. From his immense literary output two plays stand out - The Jews and Nathan the Wise - for the passion of the writing and the timeless urgency of the message. Though differering greatly in form and content, both plays are eloquent pleas for human beings to desist from mutual persecution on racial or religious grounds. The relevance of Lessing's thinking in today's world is all too clear. They are published here in new English versions by the award-winning translator, Noel Clark.

Introductionp. 7
The Jewsp. 15
Nathan the Wisep. 55
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ISBN: 9781840022087
ISBN-10: 1840022086
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st February 2002
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25

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