Literature and the Image of Man

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Transaction Publishers, Dec 31, 2011 - History - 359 pages
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This volume’s predominant theme is bourgeois mentality and its historical development. The works of Lope de Vega, Calderˇn, Cervantes, and Shakespeare, among others, are analyzed within the historical framework of the decline of feudalism and the rise of the absolute regimes. Those of MoliÚre and Goethe are set against the background of an evolving and consolidating bourgeois society in Western Europe.
 

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Contents

The Spanish Dramatists
11
Calderon
19
Cervantes 15471616
27
Sancho Panza
29
Dulcinea
34
The Gypsies
41
Don Quixote
47
Shakespeares The Tempest
57
Henrik Ibsen 18281906
157
Private Life and Social Forces
158
The Dilemma of Freedom and Necessity
164
Note on August Strindberg
177
Knut Hamsun 18601952
185
Hero Worship
195
Urban Society
202
Nihilism
205

Five Themes on the Island
60
Secularized Humility
81
The Tempest Act I Scene I
91
The Classical French Theater
99
Corneille
100
Racine
107
Moliere
118
From Werther to Wilhelm Meister
131
The Dislocated Individual
134
The Integrated Individual
140
World Literature and Popular Culture
146
Studies on the German Novel in the Nineteenth Century
219
Romanticism Revolution Repressed
221
Young Germany Prehistory of Bourgeois Consciousness
235
Eduard Morike Troubled Embourgeoisement
255
Gustav Freytag Bourgeois Materialism
263
Friedrich Spielhagen Bourgeois Idealism
277
Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Apologia of the Upper Class
303
Gottfried Keller Bourgeois Repression
329
From Helmut Dubiel Editor of the German Edition of This Volume
343
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Leo L÷wenthal (1900-1993) was a sociologist known for his association with the Frankfurt School. He began his career by joining the then newly-formed Institute for Social Research and becoming managing editor of its journal Zeitschrift fŘr Sozialforschung. Soon thereafter he migrated to the United States where he held various positions, including research director for Voice of America, the Stanford Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavior Sciences, and finally settled in the department of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. His books (which were published in German and English) include Literature and Mass Culture, Prophets of Deceit, and Literature and the Image of Man.

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