Shelley's German Afterlives: 1814-2000

Shelley's German Afterlives: 1814-2000

by S. Schmid

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Schmid shows how reception processes work across linguistic, national, and cultural boundaries, taking the English Romantic poet Shelley's German reception as a case study. It also highlights Anglo-German literary and cultural relations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and supplies a theoretical framework for further analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349537532
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 06/08/2007
Series: Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters
Edition description: 1st ed. 2007
Pages: 253
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

SUSANNE SCHMID is Associate Professor in the Department of English and American Studies at Frankfurt University, Germany.

Table of Contents

List of Tables     vii
Acknowledgments     viii
Abbreviations     x
Introduction; Immaterial Angel or Material Poet?     1
Why Germany
Why Shelley?
Material or Immaterial?
History and Theory
Traces of Shelley's Ups and Downs
Chronological and Systematic Stages of Exploration
The Textual Condition     21
English-Language Reprints: The Vicissitudes of the German Queen Mab
German Shelley Editions: Some Figures
Shelleyan Narratives I: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Shelleyan Narrative II: Mary Shelley
Four German Shelley Editions
German Poetry Anthologies
Shelley in German Anthologies
German Readers of Shelley     63
The Romantic Reader: Young, Male, Vulnerable, and Alone
The Poetry Market
Shelley in Circles
Radical Readers
Institutionalized Poetry: Schools and Universities
The Uses of Reading Shelley
The lives of a Failed Martyr: Shelley and Biography     83
Shelley's Poetry, Shelley's Personae
English and German Biographies of Shelley
Young Germany and the Failed Martyr
Death, Funeral, Apotheosis
The Angel: Ariel
Lyrical Shelley     113
Musical Settings
Popular Imitations: Geibel
The George Circle
Lyrical Shelley and Academia
Revolutionary Shelley     135
Public Protest: Friligrath and Herwegh - Brecht's Anachronistic Procession
Protesters' Lives: Ret Marut alias B. Traven
Recollection in Tranquility: Hamm
Faustian,Mystical, Parricidal: Shelley's Strong Selves     153
Prometheus Unbound, Nietzsche, and Faust
Shelley as a Mystical Poet: Yeats and Kassner
The Cenci, Parricide, and Expressionism
Conclusion     173
Anthologizing Shelley: A List of Anthologies by Date of Appearance     177
German Shelley Editions     185
Notes     189
Index     233

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