Kosegarten's Cultural Legacy: Aesthetics, Religion, Literature, Art, and Music

Kosegarten's Cultural Legacy: Aesthetics, Religion, Literature, Art, and Music

by Lewis M. Holmes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820479241

ISBN-13: 9780820479248

Pub. Date: 07/11/2005

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Ludwig Gotthard (Theobul) Kosegarten (1758-1818), whose books were burned by German nationalists in 1817, has for many years been seen as a pariah figure by German literary scholars. Only recently has his influence on cultural icons such as the composer Franz Schubert and the painter Caspar David Friedrich become more clearly defined. This companion volume to Lewis

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Ludwig Gotthard (Theobul) Kosegarten (1758-1818), whose books were burned by German nationalists in 1817, has for many years been seen as a pariah figure by German literary scholars. Only recently has his influence on cultural icons such as the composer Franz Schubert and the painter Caspar David Friedrich become more clearly defined. This companion volume to Lewis M. Holmes’s Kosegarten: The Turbulent Life and Times of a Northern German Poet (Peter Lang, 2004) explores Kosegarten’s contributions to aesthetics, theology, and literature, as well as the broad reception of his works by other writers, artists, and musicians. Extensive historical and cultural contextualization make Kosegarten’s Cultural Legacy a valuable resource for university-level courses, especially in the areas of music, art, religion, and literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820479248
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
07/11/2005
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Beauty in nature3
Ch. 2Nature in religion15
Ch. 3The writer in context39
Ch. 4The importance of place : three Rugen settings57
Ch. 5The sublime and the religious : reflections of Kant in "The worshiper on Arkona"71
Ch. 6'Legende' oder 'Lugende'? : on the chequered reception of Kosegarten's folk sagas of the early Christian era91
Ch. 7The poet as art connoisseur115
Ch. 8Caspar David Friedrich121
Ch. 9Philipp Otto Runge137
Ch. 10Music performance and appreciation153
Ch. 11Musical settings in context161
Ch. 12The role of song composition in the emergence of German romanticism as reflected in the musical settings of Kosegarten's poetry171
Music app. : settings of Kosegarten's poems185

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