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Friedrich Schiller: Crime, Aesthetics, and the Poetics of Punishment
     

Friedrich Schiller: Crime, Aesthetics, and the Poetics of Punishment

by Gail Kathleen Hart
 
Hart (German, U. of California-Irvine) explores German playwright, poet, and essayist Schiller's (1759-1805) literary reflection on punishment, especially such retributive varieties as incarceration and the death penalty. The ambivalence or distaste that he exhibits for penal tactics, unusual for both his time and the present, she attributes at least partly to his

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Hart (German, U. of California-Irvine) explores German playwright, poet, and essayist Schiller's (1759-1805) literary reflection on punishment, especially such retributive varieties as incarceration and the death penalty. The ambivalence or distaste that he exhibits for penal tactics, unusual for both his time and the present, she attributes at least partly to his being a criminal and fugitive when he began his dramatic career, and so perhaps more sensitive to such matters than others. Distributed in the US by Associated University Presses. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780874138955
Publisher:
University of Delaware Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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