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Grillparzer's Attitude Toward the Jews

Lasher-Schlitt, Dorothy

Published by Published by the author, New York, 1936
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Quarto. XII, 128pp. Original printed wraps. Scarce and fascinating work in which the author has treated the problem of ascertaining Grillparzer's relationship to the Jews from an objective and literary point of view. Although many facts mentioned here are well known, they are set forth because of their direct bearing on the subject. How Grillparzer felt about the Jews is important only in so far as it gives the world an insight into his personality and Weltanschauung, and in so far as it enables us to give a more correct interpretation to his drama "Die Judin von Toledo" and his dramatic fragment "Esther." It is the scope of this dissertation to evaluate the external and internal factors which helped shape Grillparzer's attitude toward the Jews with a view to determining his place in the history of thought. Some age wear on wraps with front cover detached (but present). Closed tears on spine. Rubbing along edges. Spine and edges of covers age-toned. Slight age-toning along paper margin. Wraps in overall poor, interior in good to very good condition. About Franz Grillparzer: Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer (1791-1872) was an Austrian writer who is chiefly known for his dramas. Grillparzer's brooding, unbalanced temperament, his lack of will-power, his pessimistic renunciation and the bitterness which his self-imposed martyrdom produced in him, made him peculiarly adapted to express the mood of Austria in the epoch of intellectual thraldom that lay between the Napoleonic wars and the Revolution of 1848; his poetry reflects exactly the spirit of his people under the Metternich regime, and there is a deep truth behind the description of Der Traum, ein Leben as the Austrian Faust. His fame was in accordance with the general tenor of his life; even in Austria a true understanding for his genius was late in coming, and not until the centenary of 1891 did the German-speaking world realize that it possessed in him a dramatic poet of the first rank; in other words, that Grillparzer was no mere Epigone of the classic period, but a poet who, by a rare assimilation of the strength of the Greeks, the imaginative depth of German classicism and the delicacy and grace of the Spaniards, had opened up new paths for the higher dramatic poetry of Europe. Bookseller Inventory # 26516

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Title: Grillparzer's Attitude Toward the Jews

Publisher: Published by the author, New York

Publication Date: 1936

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First edition.

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