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Goethe in Context

Charlotte Lee

One of the most prolific and versatile writers of all time, Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) made an impact that continues to extend far beyond his native Germany. The variety of human questions and experiences treated in his works is arguably without parallel. He also had (for his era) an unusually long life, which spanned the French Revolution, the end of the Holy Roman Empire and subsequent reshaping of the German-speaking world, and the rapid onset of industrial modernity. In thirty-seven short essays, leading international scholars explore Goethe's life and times, his literary works, his activity in the realms of art, philosophy and natural science, his reception of - and indeed by - other cultures, and, finally, the resonance of his work in our time. The aim of this collection is to open as many windows as possible onto Goethe's wide-ranging intellectual and practical activity, and to give a sense of his ongoing importance.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: May 23rd, 2024
  • Pages: 345
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.94in - 1.66lb
  • EAN: 9781316511039
  • Categories: European - GeneralGeneral

About the Author

Lee, Charlotte: - Charlotte Lee is Associate Professor of German at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Murray Edwards College. She is the author of The Very Late Goethe: Self-Consciousness and the Art of Ageing (2014) and the editor of German Romantic Poetry for Everyman's Library (2024). She has published widely on the period around 1800, is co-editor of Publications of the English Goethe Society and is on the editorial board of the Goethe-Lexicon of Philosophical Concepts. She is currently finishing a study of the relationship between poetry and movement.