Life's Golden Tree: Studies in German Literature from the Renaissance to Rilke

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The essays in this volume, contributed by well-known Germanists and those working in the field of comparative literature, take fresh looks at key figures and issues in German literary and cultural studies, from the medieval to the post-modernist period.

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The essays in this volume, contributed by well-known Germanists and those working in the field of comparative literature, take fresh looks at key figures and issues in German literary and cultural studies, from the medieval to the post-modernist period.

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A collection of 13 scholarly essays critically examining key figures and issues in German literature from the medieval to modern periods. The analyses outline images of childhood in German biblical drama, Baroque literature, the production of emblems in Nuremberg, and German lyric poets of the 20th century. Some of the key writers in the discussions include Sibylle Schwarz, Simon Dach, Heinrich Heine, Margot Scharpenberg, and Rainer Maria Rilke. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Preface
Children and Images of Childhood in German Biblical Drama of the Sixteenth Century 1
Sibylle Schwarz and "die Art der Buhler" 15
Baroque High: Above it All with Balde 56
Memory's Lane: Simon Dach's Memel Epithalamium of January 18, 1655 64
Urbs Litteraria: On Researching the Literary Life of the Town in Seventeenth-Century Germany 101
The Production of Emblems in Nuremberg, ca. 1650-1680 115
Goethe's Iphigenie auf Tauris: "Gleich Opfergeruchen" ("Parzenlied") 141
Observations on Aging, Death, and Poesy in Heinrich Heine's Late Poem "Bimini," Partly Philological 153
The German Lyric in the Age of Poetic Realism 171
On the Authenticity of Modern Art: Emerson and Nietzsche 182
Trakl's Landscapes: Is That Man a Hunter or a Shepherd? 201
Janus on the Threshold: "Time" in Margot Scharpenberg's Poetry 225
"Such is our pride, our folly, or our fate..." Translations of Rilke's Tenth Duino Elegy 1939-1993 245
Bibliography of Works Consulted 259
Index 279
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