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Beyond Theory: Eighteenth-Century German Literature and the Poetics of Irony

by Benjamin Bennett Cornell University Press
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Hbk 354 pages
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A Choice “Outstanding Academic Book for 1995” In a book of rare breadth of vision, Benjamin Bennett offers a new interpretation of the eighteenth century. He provides nuanced re-evaluations of Goethe, Herder, Hölderlin, Kleist, Lessing, Schiller, and Kant, as well as many other poets and philosophers. He seeks to trace the process by which modernity emerged in eighteenth-century German thought.
Benjamin Bennett is Kenan Professor of German at the University of Virginia. His many books include Theater As Problem: Modern Drama and Its Place in Literature, All Theater Is Revolutionary Theater (both from Cornell), and Goethe as Woman: The Undoing of Literature. His first book, Modern Drama and German Classicism: Renaissance from Lessing to Brecht (also from Cornell), won the MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize.