"Gebunden Sind Die Flugel Der Gedanken" Louise Brachmann (1777-1822): Supplement to an Encyclopedia of German Women Writers

"Gebunden Sind Die Flugel Der Gedanken" Louise Brachmann (1777-1822): Supplement to an Encyclopedia of German Women Writers

By: Martin A. Volker (editor)Hardback

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Louise Brachmann is an almost-forgotten Romantic figure, a friend of Sidonie von Hardenberg and sister of the major 19th century German writer Novalis. Several of her family and friends died while she was still in her twenties, and she was forced to make a living by writing; Schiller published some of her poems. Unhappy love affairs, poor reception of her work, and uncertainties in daily life eventually led her to drown herself. Her stories, poems and death exemplify German Romanticism. Her sufferings were widely discussed, together with her radical ideas about the role of women in society and her support for Greek independence. This edition collects works that are critical of Enlightenment era views on nature, God, and death. The editor provides a critical assessment of Brachmann's importance within that context of the crisis of cultural values at the beginning of the 19th century, when established views on the family, the state and the power of reason were questioned.

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Brian Keith-Smith is Professor Emeritus from Bristol University.


Abbildungen; Vorwort; Einleitung; Biographie; Die Wanderer im Geisterreiche, oder das Ziel des Lebens; Ueber die Trauer; Der Bergknapp; Romantische Zuge aus der Wirklichkeit; Das Bild; Einige Zuge aus meinem Leben, in Beziehung auf Novalis; Autobiographisches Fragment aus dem Nachlass; Gedichte; Adolph Mullner: Sappho; Caroline Pichler: Louise Brachmann.

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  • publication date: 30/11/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780773455337
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 202
  • ID: 9780773455337
  • ISBN10: 0773455337

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