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The Madness of the Middle

in The Rhetoric of Error from Locke to Kleist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770170
eISBN:
9780804775090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770170.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the significance of error in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's novel of subject-formation, The Apprenticeship of Wilhelm Meister, in which he claims in relation to Bildung that ... More


The Average Artist (Goethe and Schiller on Dilettantism)

in Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the aesthetics of the genius by focusing on the literary and theoretical writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. In these writings, both Goethe and ... More


Authorship and Its Resignation in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

Jennifer A. Herdt

in Forming Humanity: Redeeming the German Bildung Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226618487
eISBN:
9780226618517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226618517.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter offers a close reading of Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, the novel most often held up as epitomizing the Bildungsroman. Wilhelm Meister is read as an engagement with the ... More


“A Great Poet on a Great Brother Poet”: A Parallactic Reading of Goethe and Joyce

Robert K. Weninger

in The German Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041667
eISBN:
9780813043678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041667.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Following an extended theoretical examination of the continuing relevance of the concepts of influence and rapport de fait for comparative criticism today, this chapter provides a contrapuntal ... More


Apprenticeship of the Novel: Goethe and the Invention of History

Tobias Boes

in Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the "Bildungsroman"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451775
eISBN:
9780801465659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451775.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter provides an intellectual history of Bildung in the eighteenth century, paying special attention to the ways in which the concept departs from alternate models that emphasize finality, ... More


Networking

Andrew Piper

in Dreaming in Books: The Making of the Bibliographic Imagination in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226669724
eISBN:
9780226669748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226669748.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter elaborates those bibliographic spaces that were marginalized by the manuscriptural and biographical perspectives canonized by the Weimar editors and that exerted such a profound ... More


Hoffmann’s “Two Worlds” and the Problem of Life-Writing

Julian Knox

in E. T. A. Hoffman: Transgressive Romanticism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941213
eISBN:
9781789629057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941213.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The tenth chapter approaches Kater Murr as a response to Goethe’s paradigmatic Wilhelm Meister, as well as to the Romantics’ various novels of education, which for the most part reproduce the journey ... More


Goethe: From the “Confessions of a Beautiful Soul” to Poetry and Truth

Dorothea E. von Mücke

in The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172462
eISBN:
9780231539333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172462.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's presentation of “Confessions of a Beautiful Soul” in Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and contrasts it with his Poetry and Truth. The primary focus ... More


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