By Kenneth S. Calhoon
Affecting Grace examines the significance of Shakespeare’s poetry and performs inside of German literature and idea after 1750 – together with its dating to German classicism, which favoured unreflected ease over theatricality. Kenneth S. Calhoon examines this stress opposed to an in depth backdrop that features a variety of canonical German authors – Goethe, Schiller, Herder, Lessing, von Kleist, and Nietzsche – in addition to the arrival of Meissen porcelain, the portray of Bernardo Bellotto and Francesco Guardi, and elements of German varieties of architecture.
Extending from Shakespeare’s The service provider of Venice (c. 1597) to Kleist’s The damaged Jug (1806), this learn activates the ambiguity that the German literary global had started to include Shakespeare simply because it was once toning up the huge yet reported anti-Baroque sensibility came upon pivotally in Lessing’s severe and dramatic works. via those investigations, Calhoon illuminates the deep cultural adjustments that essentially affected Germany’s literary and inventive traditions.
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Affecting Grace: Theatre, Subject, and the Shakespearean Paradox in German Literature from Lessing to Kleist (German and European Studies) by Kenneth S. Calhoon