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"Die Willkuer der Ichsucht": Jean Paul's "Clavis Fichtiana" and the critique of German idealism
It was no coincidence that the dawning of the Romantic movement in Germany occurred simultaneously with the emergence of the philosophical idealists. The attempt to expand upon Kant's Critical Philosophy resulted in the ...
Wilhelm Raabe's novella, "Der Student von Wittenberg": An annotated translation
In Der Student von Wittenberg Wilhelm Raabe juxtaposes nature and society to show the harmony existing in nature and the lack of harmony in society. Society can be divided into a mental order and an order of force. Within ...
Heimat und Exil: Ihre Dynamik im Werk von Hilde Spiel (German text)
Hilde Spiel (1911-1990) had gained a respectable literary reputation when she emigrated to England in 1936. At that time she was working on her fourth novel. It reflected her own experiences, as did most of her prose. She ...
Spatial dynamics in poetry: A topographical approach to poems by Rilke, Hoelderlin and Bachmann (Germany, Austria, Rainer Maria Rilke, Friedrich Hoelderlin, Ingeborg Bachmann)
For all they contribute to an understanding of modern lyric poetry, traditional tropological interpretations betray a number of limitations. In particular, the restrictive manner in which they impinge upon the dynamics of ...
Infanticide, illegitimacy, and abortion in modern German literature
This dissertation examines the evolution and interaction of the public policy debate on reproductive issues in Germany and literary portrayals of crisis pregnancies in German literature and concentrates mainly on literature ...