Sappho in the Shadows: Essays on the work of German women poets of the age of Goethe (1749-1832), with translations of their poetry into English

Sappho in the Shadows: Essays on the work of German women poets of the age of Goethe (1749-1832), with translations of their poetry into English

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Overview

Much scholarship and research has been devoted to the remarkable flowering of German literature during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Nevertheless the contribution made by women writers remains comparatively unknown, especially in the English-speaking world. Sappho in the Shadows seeks to rectify this by examining and setting in a social and literary context the life and work of seven female poets, many of whom defied convention in an attempt to establish an independent identity. Each chapter is accompanied by examples of their poetry, together with English translations. The intention is to render the achievement of these pioneering figures more accessible to all those interested in womens' writing in the Classical/Romantic period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783906762838
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 11/16/2000
Pages: 281
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Editors: Anthony J. Harper was born in 1938 and studied German at the University of Bristol. After teaching at the University of Edinburgh, he became Professor and Head of German Studies at the University of Strathclyde, taking early retirement in 1995. In 1998 he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus.
Margaret C. Ives was born in 1938 and studied German at Bedford College, University of London. She was for some years Fellow in German of Girton College, Cambridge before moving to the University of Lancaster where she remained until her retirement as Reader Emerita in German Studies in 1997.

Table of Contents

Contents: Anthony J. Harper and Margaret C. Ives: Introduction – Margaret C. Ives: Anna Luise Karsch (1722-1791): a brave woman goes to war – Margaret C. Ives: Gabriele Baumberg (1766-1839): in praise of love and marriage – Margaret C. Ives: Karoline von Günderrode (1780-1806): the 'Tian' legend – Anthony J. Harper: Sophie Mereau (1770-1806): living to love and loving to live – Brian Keith-Smith: Friederike Brun (1765-1835): in tears too there is joy – Anthony J. Harper: Luise Hensel (1798-1876): a little bird sits captive within its narrow cell – Marion E. Gibbs: Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797-1848): the poet of the ever-open wounds.

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