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This volume demonstrates that many scholars and stage directors firmly believe Schiller is very much a writer for the twentieth century. The essays provide a scholarly perspective on Schiller's relevance as a role model for twentieth-century writers and offer in-depth discussions of his idealism, his political views, and his neoclassicism, against the backdrop of the unbalanced and politically turbulent epoch in which he lived. Specific works are examined in light of their particular focus and relevance in drama and history. Part II offers new insights into Schiller's aesthetics, his lyrical subjectivity, his significance for German authors and his relation to such German thinkers as Kant, Jung, and Schlegel.

  • ISBN13: 9780313262623
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Pubilcation Year: 1988
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00214
SeriesContributions to the Study of World History
Series Volume Number25
Publication DateJune 24, 1988

Friedrich Von Schiller and the Drama of Human Existence

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