Erotica Romana

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465513949
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Erotica Romana from the Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Here's where I've planted my garden and here I shall care for love's blossoms As I am taught by my muse, carefully sort them in plots: Fertile branches, whose product is golden fruit of my lifetime, Set here in happier years, tended with pleasure today. You, stand here at my side, good Priapus albeit from thieves I've Nothing to fear. Freely pluck, whosoever would eat. Hypocrites, those are the ones! If weakened with shame and bad conscience One of those criminals comes, squinting out over my garden, Bridling at nature's pure fruit, punish the knave in his hindparts, Using the stake which so red rises there at your loins.

The Romantic Conception Of Life

Author: Robert J. Richards
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226712184
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The Romantic Conception Of Life from the Author: Robert J. Richards. "All art should become science and all science art; poetry and philosophy should be made one." Friedrich Schlegel's words perfectly capture the project of the German Romantics, who believed that the aesthetic approaches of art and literature could reveal patterns and meaning in nature that couldn't be uncovered through rationalistic philosophy and science alone. In this wide-ranging work, Robert J. Richards shows how the Romantic conception of the world influenced (and was influenced by) both the lives of the people who held it and the development of nineteenth-century science. Integrating Romantic literature, science, and philosophy with an intimate knowledge of the individuals involved—from Goethe and the brothers Schlegel to Humboldt and Friedrich and Caroline Schelling—Richards demonstrates how their tempestuous lives shaped their ideas as profoundly as their intellectual and cultural heritage. He focuses especially on how Romantic concepts of the self, as well as aesthetic and moral considerations—all tempered by personal relationships—altered scientific representations of nature. Although historians have long considered Romanticism at best a minor tributary to scientific thought, Richards moves it to the center of the main currents of nineteenth-century biology, culminating in the conception of nature that underlies Darwin's evolutionary theory. Uniting the personal and poetic aspects of philosophy and science in a way that the German Romantics themselves would have honored, The Romantic Conception of Life alters how we look at Romanticism and nineteenth-century biology.

The Moral Authority Of Nature

Author: Lorraine Daston
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226136820
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The Moral Authority Of Nature from the Author: Lorraine Daston. For thousands of years, people have used nature to justify their political, moral, and social judgments. Such appeals to the moral authority of nature are still very much with us today, as heated debates over genetically modified organisms and human cloning testify. The Moral Authority of Nature offers a wide-ranging account of how people have used nature to think about what counts as good, beautiful, just, or valuable. The eighteen essays cover a diverse array of topics, including the connection of cosmic and human orders in ancient Greece, medieval notions of sexual disorder, early modern contexts for categorizing individuals and judging acts as "against nature," race and the origin of humans, ecological economics, and radical feminism. The essays also range widely in time and place, from archaic Greece to early twentieth-century China, medieval Europe to contemporary America. Scholars from a wide variety of fields will welcome The Moral Authority of Nature, which provides the first sustained historical survey of its topic. Contributors: Danielle Allen, Joan Cadden, Lorraine Daston, Fa-ti Fan, Eckhardt Fuchs, Valentin Groebner, Abigail J. Lustig, Gregg Mitman, Michelle Murphy, Katharine Park, Matt Price, Robert N. Proctor, Helmut Puff, Robert J. Richards, Londa Schiebinger, Laura Slatkin, Julia Adeney Thomas, Fernando Vidal

Erotica Pompeiana

Author: Antonio Varone
ISBN: 9788882651244
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Erotica Pompeiana from the Author: Antonio Varone.

A New History Of German Literature

Author: David E. Wellbery
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674015036
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A New History Of German Literature from the Author: David E. Wellbery. The revolutionary spirit that animates the culture of the Germans has been alive for at least twelve centuries, far longer than the dramatically fragmented and reshaped political entity known as Germany. German culture has been central to Europe, and it has contributed the transforming spirit of Lutheran religion, the technology of printing as a medium of democracy, the soulfulness of Romantic philosophy, the structure of higher education, and the tradition of liberal socialism to the essential character of modern American life. In this book leading scholars and critics capture the spirit of this culture in some 200 original essays on events in German literary history. Rather than offering a single continuous narrative, the entries focus on a particular literary work, an event in the life of an author, a historical moment, a piece of music, a technological invention, even a theatrical or cinematic premiere. Together they give the reader a surprisingly unified sense of what it is that has allowed Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, Luther, Kant, Goethe, Beethoven, Benjamin, Wittgenstein, Jelinek, and Sebald to provoke and enchant their readers. From the earliest magical charms and mythical sagas to the brilliance and desolation of 20th-century fiction, poetry, and film, this illuminating reference book invites readers to experience the full range of German literary culture and to investigate for themselves its disparate and unifying themes. Contributors include: Amy M. Hollywood on medieval women mystics, Jan-Dirk MĂĽller on Gutenberg, Marion Aptroot on the Yiddish Renaissance, Emery Snyder on the Baroque novel, J. B. Schneewind on Natural Law, Maria Tatar on the Grimm brothers, Arthur Danto on Hegel, Reinhold Brinkmann on Schubert, Anthony Grafton on Burckhardt, Stanley Corngold on Freud, Andreas Huyssen on Rilke, Greil Marcus on Dada, Eric Rentschler on Nazi cinema, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl on Hannah Arendt, Gordon A. Craig on GĂĽnter Grass, Edward Dimendberg on Holocaust memorials.

Goethe Jahrbuch

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag
ISBN: 9783835305144
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Febris Erotica

Author: Valeria Sobol
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295990378
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Febris Erotica from the Author: Valeria Sobol. The destructive power of obsessive love was a defining subject of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russian literature. In Febris Erotica, Sobol argues that Russian writers were deeply preoccupied with the nature of romantic relationships and were persistent in their use of lovesickness not simply as a traditional theme but as a way to address pressing philosophical, ethical, and ideological concerns through a recognizable literary trope. Sobol examines stereotypes about the damaging effects of romantic love and offers a short history of the topos of lovesickness in Western literature and medicine. Read an interview with the author:

Goethes Gedichttitel

Author: Burkhard Moennighoff
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110167580
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Goethes Gedichttitel from the Author: Burkhard Moennighoff. The study examines the function of titles, using Goethe's poems as exemplars. In so doing, it not only opens a new approach to the poet's lyric work, but also gives insights into the 'essence' of a previously neglected formal element which can help understanding of the text and its characteristics.

El Arte De Amar

Author: Publio Ovidio NasĂłn
Publisher: Ediciones Ibéricas y L.C.L.
ISBN: 8470830414
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El Arte De Amar from the Author: Publio Ovidio NasĂłn. EL ARTE DE AMAR, Ovidio. Los amores. Los remedios contra el amor. Los productos de belleza para el rostro de la mujer. TraducciĂłn J. Bruno.