Potter, Martin Books

Martin Potter teaches at the University of Bucharest. He completed his PhD in German Literature at University College London.

Three Great Artists Reflecting on the Spiritual Purpose of Art. A Study of Goethe’s Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, Keller’s der Grune Heinrich, and Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus
2009 0-7734-3854-8
This work is the only study to focus on these three novels. The argument departs from previous scholarship by emphasizing the ambivalence and even, to some extent, hostility, evinced by each of the authors to aspects of modern social conditions, and by examining their discontents in detail. The study also shows a portrayal by the authors of a gradual increase in the tensions they detect in social and artistic conditions during the modern period.