An Anthology of German Literature of the Romantic Era and Age of Goethe

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A collection of new translations of masterpieces of German literature and criticism written between 1775 and 1836, selected not only for their literary merit but for their illumination of important literary and intellectual currents of the time -- storm and stress, classicism, and various developments of romanticism. The volume, with its extensive introduction and appendix surveying German philosophy of the period, provides the best introduction available for English readers interested in this pivotal period. Concentrates on less-readily available works, especially a substantial selection on lyric poems. The translations are all new and accompanied by facing-page texts in the original German.

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