Correspondence between Goethe and Schiller 1794-1805: Translated by Liselotte Dieckmann (Studies in Modern German Literature)

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9780820423142: Correspondence between Goethe and Schiller 1794-1805: Translated by Liselotte Dieckmann (Studies in Modern German Literature)
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This translation of the correspondence between the two most famous German authors, Goethe (1749-1832) and Schiller (1754-1805), contains over one thousand mostly very long letters on a great variety of literary topics of the day. The authors jointly edited a famous literary journal in which most of the contemporary writers published. Some portions of the Correspondence refer to these authors and their works to be published. More importantly, they discussed each other's work in progress criticizing it and making suggestions for changes. Since this was both authors' most creative period, the many letters referring to their works give a very valuable and rich critical insight into those works. The letters abound in philosophical and esthetic ideas of the period.

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The Translator: Mrs. Dieckmann, born in Germany, got her Ph.D. at the University of Heidelberg in German Literature in 1927. She came with her family to the United States in 1938 and taught German Language from 1943-44 at Washington University in St. Louis in the Army Specialized Training Program. At the end of the war, she taught French at Washington University and became an assistant professor in German two years later. Dr. Dieckmann spent one year at Yale University as a Carnegie Intern. From 1963-1967 Dr. Dieckmann was Chairman of the Department of German and Comparative Literature at Washington University before she retired in 1971. She has published many articles and books including Hieroglyphics, The History of a Literary Symbol and Goethe's Faust, A Critical Reading.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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