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The Resource Metamimesis : imitation in Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre and early German romanticism, Mattias Pirholt

Metamimesis : imitation in Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre and early German romanticism, Mattias Pirholt

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Metamimesis : imitation in Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre and early German romanticism
Title
Metamimesis
Title remainder
imitation in Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre and early German romanticism
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Mattias Pirholt
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Language
eng
Summary
Mimesis, or the imitation of nature, is one of the most important concepts in eighteenth-century German literary aesthetics. As the century progressed, classical mimeticism came increasingly under attack, though it also held its position in the works of Goethe, Schiller, and Moritz. Much recent scholarship construes Early German Romanticism's refutation of mimeticism as its single distinguishing trait: the Romantics' conception of art as the very negation of the ideal of imitation. In this view, the Romantics saw art as production ('poiesis'): imaginative, musical, transcendent. Mattias Pirholt's book not only problematizes this view of Romanticism, but also shows that reflections on mimesis are foundational for the German Romantic novel, as is Goethe's great pre-Romantic novel 'Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship'. Among the novels examined are Friedrich Schlegel's 'Lucinde', shown to be transgressive in its use of the aesthetics of imitation; Novalis's 'Heinrich von Ofterdingen', interpreted as an attempt to construct the novel as a self-imitating world; and Clemens Brentano's 'Godwi', seen to signal the end of Early Romanticism, both fulfilling and ironically deconstructing the self-reflective mimeticism of the novels that came before it. Mattias Pirholt is a Research Fellow in the Department of Literature at Uppsala University, Sweden
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UkCbUP
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1975-
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Pirholt, Mattias
Dewey number
833/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PT1982.A43
LC item number
P57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
  • Mimesis in literature
  • Romanticism
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Metamimesis : imitation in Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre and early German romanticism, Mattias Pirholt
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Romanticism, mimesis, and the novel -- Double-entry imagery: Johann Wolfgang Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre -- Imitation and indolence: Friedrich Schlegel's Lucinde -- Imitation and simulation: Novalis's Heinrich von Ofterdingen -- Beyond romantic representation: Clemens Brentano's Godwi -- Conclusions: mimesis and the critical politics of Romanticism
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CR9781571138330
Extent
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571135346
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Metamimesis : imitation in Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre and early German romanticism, Mattias Pirholt
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Romanticism, mimesis, and the novel -- Double-entry imagery: Johann Wolfgang Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre -- Imitation and indolence: Friedrich Schlegel's Lucinde -- Imitation and simulation: Novalis's Heinrich von Ofterdingen -- Beyond romantic representation: Clemens Brentano's Godwi -- Conclusions: mimesis and the critical politics of Romanticism
Control code
CR9781571138330
Extent
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571135346
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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