Goethe in the Twentieth Century

Goethe in the Twentieth Century

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Overview

Born in 1749, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was one of the giants of world literature and the last European to embody the multi-faceted expertise of the Renaissance personality. Assembled to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his death, the essays included here are appropriately written from a variety of perspectives— literary, humanistic, and scientific. A genuinely interdisciplinary collection, this volume is witness to the powerful influence Goethe's works have had on a wide range of subjects from fiction, drama, and art to physics, psychology, and psychiatry. The collection also demonstrates the extent to which his ideas have transcended national boundaries, as well as historic ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313257704
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/16/1987
Series: Contributions to the Study of World Literature Series , #17
Pages: 205
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)

About the Author

ALEXEJ UGRINSKY is Assistant Professor of German at Hofstra University and Acting Co-Director of the Hofstra University Cultural Center.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Alexej Ugrinsky

Part I: Literature and the Humanities: Comparative Investigations

Federico Garcia Lorca's Debt to Goethe's Faust by Elizabeth Bohning and Judy B. McInnis

Jean-Luc Godard's Use of Goethe's Wilhelm Meister Novels in La Chinoise by Peter G. Christensen

Michel Tournier's Le Roi des Aulnes: Goethe in the Third Reich by William Cloonan

The German Stage-Image of Goethe, 1969-1981 by Donald H. Crosby

The Influence of Goethe's Faust on Hans Henny Jahnn by Thomas Freeman

Goethe and Sir Michael Tippett: Lila, Wanderjahre, and The Knot Garden by R.S. Furness

The Walpurgis Nights of Goethe and Bulgakov by Henry Hatfield

Saloma Friedlaender/Mynona and Goethe: A Chapter in the Goethe Reception of German Expressionism by Manfred Kuxdorf

Thoas and Iphigenie: A Reappraisal by Donna Dietrich and Henry Marshall

The Reception of Werther in Ulrich Plenzdorf's The New Sufferings of Young W.: Parody of Reincarnation of Goethe's Classic? by Dieter Sevin

Goethe's Iphigenie: Autonomous Humanity and the Authority of the Gods in the Era of Benevolent Despotism by Wolfgang Wittkowski

Part II: The Human Condition and the Sciences: Analytical Studies

Goethe's Science in the Twentieth Century by Frederick Amrine

Goethe's Concept of "Polarized Light" in View of Late Twentieth-Century Optical Technology by Frederick Burnwick

Goethe, Jung: Homunculus and Faust by John Fitzell

The Russian Reception of Goethe's Farbenlehre in the Nineteen Twenties by Erika Freiberger-Sheikholeslami

Goethe as the Precursor of the Phenomenological Approach to Color by Claude Gandelman

Goethe and Modern Psychiatry by John W. Goethe

Mignon: Goethe's Study of Affectional Frustration in Childhood by Mary Gies Hatch

Goethe's Hermann und Dorothea as a Refugee Epic by Louis F. Helbig

Fate and Formation: The Limitations of Ottilie's Development in Goethe's Elective Affinities by Sigrun D. Leonhard

Goethe's View of Women: A Modern Perspective by Katharina Mommsen

The Striving of the West: Goethe's Faust in 1982 by Michael Platt

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