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A companion to the works of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, edited by Barbara Fischer and Thomas C. Fox

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A companion to the works of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Title
A companion to the works of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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edited by Barbara Fischer and Thomas C. Fox
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most independent thinkers in German intellectual history, the Enlightenment author Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781) contributed in decisive and lasting fashion to literature, philosophy, theology, criticism, and drama theory. Lessing invented the <I>bürgerliches Trauerspiel</I> (bourgeois tragedy) and wrote one of the first successful German tragedies as well as one of the finest German comedies. In his final dramatic masterpiece, <I>Nathan der Weise</I>, he writes of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, of religious tolerance and intolerance and the clash of civilizations. Lessing's dramas are the oldest German theater pieces still regularly performed (both in Germany and internationally), and both his plays and his drama theory have influenced such writers as Goethe, Schiller, Hebbel, Hauptmann, Ibsen, Strindberg, Schnitzler, and Brecht. Addressing an audience ranging from graduate students to seasoned scholars, this volume introduces Lessing's life and times and places him within the broader context of the European Enlightenment. It discusses his pathbreaking dramas, his equally revolutionary theoretical, critical, and aesthetic writings, his original fables, his innovative work in philosophy and theology, and his significant contributions to Jewish emancipation. The volume concludes by examining 20th-century reception of Lessing and his oeuvre. <BR><BR> Contributors: Barbara Fischer, Thomas C. Fox, Steven D. Martinson, Klaus L. Berghahn, John Pizer, Beate Allert, H. B. Nisbet, Arno Schilson, Willi Goetschel, Peter Höyng, Karin A. Wurst, Ann Schmiesing, Reinhart Meyer, Hans-Joachim Kertscher, Hinrich C. Seeba, Dieter Fratzke, Helmut Berthold, Herbert Rowland.<BR><BR> Barbara Fischer is Associate Professor of German and Thomas C. Fox is Professor of German, both at the University of Alabama
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UkCbUP
Dewey number
832/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2414
LC item number
.C66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1963-2010.
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  • Fischer, Barbara
  • Fox, Thomas C.
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim
  • Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim
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A companion to the works of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, edited by Barbara Fischer and Thomas C. Fox
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
CR9781571136602
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 410 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132437
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
Label
A companion to the works of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, edited by Barbara Fischer and Thomas C. Fox
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 May 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781571136602
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 410 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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