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Kalevipoeg Studies: The Creation and Reception of an Epic

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Folkloristica ISBN: 9789522227119 9789522227454 9789522227447 Year: Pages: 147 DOI: 10.21435/sff.21 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and SKS
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"The poem Kalevipoeg, over 19,000 lines in length, was composed by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803–1882) on the basis on folklore material. It was published in an Estonian-German bilingual edition in six instalments between 1857 and 1861; it went on to become the Estonian national epic. This first English-language monograph on the Kalevipoeg sheds light on&#xD;various aspects of the emergence, creation and reception of the text.&#xD;The first chapter sketches the objectives of the book and gives a short&#xD;summary of the contents of the twenty tales of the epic, while the second&#xD;chapter treats the significance of the epic against the cultural background of&#xD;nineteenth-century Estonia.&#xD;The third chapter scrutinizes the emergence of the text in more&#xD;detail and, in its second part, takes a closer look at the many intertextual&#xD;connections and the traces the epic material has left in Estonian literature&#xD;up to the present time. The fourth chapter is a detailed case study of one&#xD;debated passage of the fifteenth tale.&#xD;The fifth and the six chapters deal with the German reception of the epic,&#xD;which partly took place earlier than the reception in Estonia. In the fifth&#xD;chapter, the first reviews and an early treatise by the German scholar Wilhelm Schott (1863) are discussed. The sixth chapter presents the new genre of ‘rewritings’ of the epic – texts which cannot be labelled as translations but are rather new creations on the basis of Kreutzwald’s text.&#xD;In the seventh chapter several versions of these retellings and adaptations&#xD;are compared in order to show the stability of some core material conveyed&#xD;by various authors. A concluding chapter stresses the significance of foreign&#xD;reception in the canonization process of the Kalevipoeg. At the end, a&#xD;comprehensive bibliography and an index are added."

Cultures of Improvement in Scottish Romanticism, 1707–1840

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ISBN: 97811351056427 9781138482937 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Cultures; Improvement; Scottish Romanticism

Efter Tegnér

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ISBN: 9789188899088 9789188899071 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.32882/kriterium.13 Language: Swedish
Publisher: Kriterium
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Esaias Tegnér (1782–1846) was for a long time considered not only Sweden’s foremost poet but also a national symbol, an author who defined the characteristics of Swedish culture. Tegnér’s status as the national poet has long since dwindled, and along with it, the attention paid to his work by literary scholars. This volume sets out to prove that the last of these developments should not necessarily flow from the first. Writing in a situation when Tegnér’s presence in Swedish culture is much less marked, six younger scholars approach the poems of Tegnér from the angle of their individual research interests to offer fresh readings of one of the most studied oeuvres in Swedish literature. The articles in the first part treat Tegnér’s relation to 18th century forms of public poetry, his erotic poems and the question of manuscript culture. In the second part, the central patterns of his poetry in the context of romantic metaphysics are reexamined, as well as his metrical art, in the light of cognitive and semiotic theories. The third part concerns aspects of the Tegnér tradition in Swedish culture: his role as a character in fictional and biographical representations, and the use of his work as raw material by 20th and 21h century poets. Together, the articles demonstrate the lasting interest of Tegnér’s works and the need to revisit them from new angles.&#xD;

Tra sensi e spirito

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Book Series: Biblioteca di Studi di Filologia Moderna ISBN: 9788884537126 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_341474 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Philosophy --- Music
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Tra sensi e spirito investigates the origins of a sort of 'Copernican revolution' that took place in western culture when music acquired an undisputed primacy over the other arts, becoming the privileged medium of metaphysical knowledge, if not actually the very emblem of absolute Truth. Starting from the analysis of the principal oppositions (between melody and harmony, word and sound, voice and instruments) emerging from the aesthetic debate that developed in the latter half of the eighteenth century, first in France and later in Germany, Tra sensi e spirito brings to light the essential ambivalence of music, in which we can discern a dual nature: sensual-erotic and mystical-spiritual. Examining these two aspects, supremely exemplified in the works of Wilhelm Heinse and Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder and the characters created by them, the book brings out the figure of the 'problematic' artist in a modern sense, who experiences with profound unease the ambiguity of the "criminal innocence" of the musical phenomenon: a musical phenomenon that acts at once as a redeeming and a 'narcotic' force, engendering a loss of contact with reality.

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romanticism --- music --- germany --- romanticismo --- germania --- musica

Landscape's Revenge. The ecology of failure in Robert Walser and Bernardo Carvalho

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Book Series: Latin American Literatures in the World / Literaturas Latinoamericanas en el Mundo ISSN: 2513-0757 ISBN: 9783110617580 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 264 DOI: 10.1515/9783110617580 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Drawing from diverse critical traditions from Latin-America and Europe, this work posits the landscape as the pathway to the hidden, dark depths of Robert Walser’s and Bernardo Carvalho’s literary projects. Behind the deceivingly idyllic or exotic sceneries lies a fictional stage riddled with irony and failure, with anti-heroes and outcasts who, with their dying breaths, narrate a world that is slowly undoing itself.

The Life of August Wilhelm Schlegel, Cosmopolitan of Art and Poetry

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ISBN: 9781909254978 Year: Pages: 678 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0069 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History
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"This is the first full-scale biography, in any language, of a towering figure in German and European Romanticism: August Wilhelm Schlegel whose life, 1767 to 1845, coincided with its inexorable rise. As poet, translator, critic and oriental scholar, Schlegel's extraordinarily diverse interests and writings left a vast intellectual legacy, making him a foundational figure in several branches of knowledge. He was one of the last thinkers in Europe able to practise as well as to theorise, and to attempt to comprehend the nature of culture without being forced to be a narrow specialist. With his brother Friedrich, for example, Schlegel edited the avant-garde Romantic periodical Athenaeum; and he produced with his wife Caroline a translation of Shakespeare, the first metrical version into any foreign language. Schlegel's Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature were a defining force for Coleridge and for the French Romantics. But his interests extended to French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese literature, as well to the Greek and Latin classics, and to Sanskrit. August Wilhelm Schlegel is the first attempt to engage with this totality, to combine an account of Schlegel’s life and times with a critical evaluation of his work and its influence. Through the study of one man's rich life, incorporating the most recent scholarship, theoretical approaches, and archival resources, while remaining easily accessible to all readers, Paulin has recovered the intellectual climate of Romanticism in Germany and traced its development into a still-potent international movement. The extraordinarily wide scope and variety of Schlegel's activities have hitherto acted as a barrier to literary scholars, even in Germany. In Roger Paulin, whose career has given him the knowledge and the experience to grapple with such an ambitious project, Schlegel has at last found a worthy exponent. "

Boris Paternak and the Tradition of German Romanticism

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876906645 Year: Pages: 339 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: History
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The goal of this dissertation is to document Pasternak's reception of literature from three periods within German Romanticism: the early Romanticism of the Jena School's greatest literary representative, Friedrich von Hardenberg, whose pseudonym was Novalis; the "second-generation" Romanticism of E.T.A. Hoffmann; and the end and eventual rejection of German Romanticism, represented by Heinrich Heine. Revised version of the author's thesis (Ph. D.). University of Michigan, 1996. In kyrillischer Schrift

Crossroads of Colonial Cultures. Caribbean Literatures in the Age of Revolution

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ISBN: 9783110495416 Year: Pages: 367 DOI: 10.1515/9783110495416 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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The examination of literary and cultural transfer processes in the colonial Caribbean allows completely new insights into the early processes of cultural globalisation. Racist discourses, established models of white abolitionists, politics of remembrance and the hitherto neglected role of the Haitian Revolution combine to an amalgam that questions our established concept of a genuine western modernity.

9 Medicine and Improvement in the Scots Magazine; and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany (1804–17) (Book chapter)

Book title: Cultures of Improvement in Scottish Romanticism, 1707–1840

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ISBN: 9781138482937 9781351056427 Year: Pages: 24 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In this chapter I examine how Archibald Constable’s Scots Magazine; and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany (1804–17) became a medium for the&#xD;promotion of key medical initiatives in early nineteenth-century Edinburgh,&#xD;including the campaign for the Edinburgh Lunatic Asylum, but also other medico-&#xD;philanthropic endeavours directed towards improving health in Scotland.

Hyperion, or the Hermit in Greece

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Book Series: Open Book Classics ISSN: 2054-216X/2054-2178 ISBN: 9781783746552 9781783746576 Year: Pages: 234 DOI: https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0160 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Friedrich Hölderlin’s only novel, Hyperion (1797–99), is a fictional epistolary autobiography that juxtaposes narration with critical reflection. Returning to Greece after German exile, following his part in the abortive uprising against the occupying Turks (1770), and his failure as both a lover and a revolutionary, Hyperion assumes a hermitic existence, during which he writes his letters. Confronting and commenting on his own past, with all its joy and grief, the narrator undergoes a transformation that culminates in the realisation of his true vocation.Though Hölderlin is now established as a great lyric poet, recognition of his novel as a supreme achievement of European Romanticism has been belated in the Anglophone world. Incorporating the aesthetic evangelism that is a characteristic feature of the age, Hyperion preaches a message of redemption through beauty. The resolution of the contradictions and antinomies raised in the novel is found in the act of articulation itself. To a degree remarkable in a prose work of any length, what it means is inseparable from how it means. In this skilful translation, Gaskill conveys the beautiful music and rhythms of Hölderlin’s language to an English-speaking reader.

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