By Steven D. Martinson
Friedrich Schiller isn't in simple terms considered one of Germany's premiere poets. he's additionally one of many significant German participants to global literature. In Germany, Schiller celebrations and commemorations nonetheless play a task within the formation of public opinion, and the timeless phrases he gave to characters akin to Marquis Posa in Don Carlos and Wilhelm inform within the eponymous drama proceed to underscore the necessity for human freedom. Schiller cultivated wish within the actualization of ethical wisdom via aesthetic schooling and demanding mirrored image, resulting in his excellent of a extra humane humanity. even as, he used to be totally cognizant of the issues that attend numerous varieties of idealism. but for Schiller, finally, love continues to be the gravitational heart of the universe and of human lifestyles, and past lifestyles and demise pleasure prevails. This selection of state of the art essays by way of many of the world's best Schiller specialists constitutes a milestone in scholarship that's quite well timed in view of the 2 hundredth anniversary of the poet's demise in 2005. exact recognition is given to either the paradigm shifts in Schiller's paintings in its improvement through the years and the indelible imprint of the early writings on his later works. The participants additionally stay delicate to the a number of degrees on which the poet used to be operating. the amount comprises in-depth discussions of Schiller's significant dramatic and poetic works, his essays on aesthetics, and his actions as historian, anthropologist, and physiologist, in addition to of his relation to the ancients and of Schiller reception in twentieth-century Germany. participants: Steven D. Martinson, Walter Hinderer, David Pugh, Otto Dann, Werner von Stransky-Stranka-Greifenfels, J. M. van der Laan, Rolf-Peter Janz, Lesley Sharpe, Norbert Oellers, Dieter Borchmeyer, Karl S. Guthke, Wulf Koepke.
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Extra info for A Companion to the Works of Friedrich Schiller (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
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In conclusion, we hope that the present volume will serve as a significant contribution to the study of Schiller and, at the same time, whet the appetite of the casual reader for the ideas and work of this major writer of world literature. Notes 1 Our contributor, Werner von Stransky-Stranka-Greifenfels, charts the significance of landscapes such as these for a new and unique interpretation of Schiller’s Die Räuber. 2 The building was destroyed during World War II and, along with it, the library which contained books that Schiller himself used, access to which could have been especially helpful for research on the writer and his work.
A Companion to the Works of Friedrich Schiller (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) by Steven D. Martinson