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Aesthetic Paganism in German Literature

From Winckelmann to the Death of Goethe

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ISBN 9780674498662

Publication Date: 01/01/1964

283 pages


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  • Preface
  • I. Winckelmann and the Myth of Greece
  • II. The Ancient Image of Death: Lessing and His Impact
  • III. Antiquity and Reason: Wieland
  • IV. The Greeks and History: Herder
  • V. Prometheus: Young Goethe
  • VI. Islands and Idyls: Heinse, Müller, and Forster
  • VII. Iphigenia and Italy: Goethe
  • VIII. The Semblance of Paganism: Schiller
  • IX. The Greek Gods and Christ: Hölderlin
  • X. Christianity versus Aesthetic Paganism: Some Romanticists
  • XI. Aesthetics and Culture: Humboldt
  • XII. The Return of Helen: Goethe
  • Notes
  • Index

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