The Cambridge Companion to Goethe

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Lesley Sharpe, Head of German Department and Reader in German Literature Lesley Sharpe
Cambridge University Press, May 2, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 277 pages
The Cambridge Companion to Goethe provides a stimulating and accessible survey of this many-sided figure. The volume places Goethe in the context of the Germany and Europe of his lifetime. His literary work is covered in individual chapters on poetry, drama (with a separate chapter on Faust), prose fiction and autobiography. A wide-ranging survey of reception inside and outside Germany and an extensive guide to further reading round off this volume, which will appeal to students and specialists alike.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The world Goethe lived in Germany and Europe 17501830
6
Goethe the writer and literary history
23
Goethe the poet
42
Goethe the dramatist
66
Faust
84
Weimar Classicism Goethes alliance with Schiller
101
Goethe and the Weimar theatre
116
In defence of experience Goethes natural investigations and scientific culture
160
Goethe and gender
179
Goethe and the visual arts
193
Goethe and the political world
207
Religion and philosophy
219
Reception in Germany and abroad
232
A guide to further reading
256
General index
268

Goethes prose fiction
129
Autobiographical writings
147

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About the author (2002)

Lesley Sharpe is Professor of German at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Schiller and the Historical Character and Friedrich Schiller: Drama, Thought and Politics (Cambridge, 1991). She has written widely on Schiller, Goethe and women writers of the eighteenth century and from 1994-2000 was Germanic Editor of the Modern Language Review.

Lesley Sharpe is Professor of German at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Schiller and the Historical Character and Friedrich Schiller: Drama, Thought and Politics (Cambridge, 1991). She has written widely on Schiller, Goethe and women writers of the eighteenth century and from 1994-2000 was Germanic Editor of the Modern Language Review.

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