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Unwrapping Goethe's Weimar Essays in Cultural Studies and Local Knowledge

Henke, Burkhard & Susanne Kord & Simon Richter

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ISBN 10: 1571131949 / ISBN 13: 9781571131942
Published by Camden House, 2000
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8vo 8" - 9" tall; 339 pp; Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture. Bookseller Inventory # 28974

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Title: Unwrapping Goethe's Weimar Essays in ...

Publisher: Camden House

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine+

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The 1999 celebrations of Goethe's two hundred and fiftieth birthday and the city's designation as Culture City of Europe give rise to this comprehensive look at the myth of Goethe's Weimar and the ways it has been packaged. Some of the most prominent North American Germanists have delved into archives and forgotten texts to reveal a troubled locus of culture, commodification, and ideological projection. Goethe's presence in Weimar receives new currency in explorations of consumer culture and the fashioning of bourgois taste; women artists and the market; portrait busts and their display practices; Anna Amalia and musical collaboration; masquerades and cross-dressing; Göchhausen and the Weimar Grotesque; Goethe's views on soldiering and acting; propaganda and human rights.


The volume abounds in new insights and discoveries about the culture and activities of Weimar courtly and bourgeois high-society (for example music practices, the Weimar theater, masked balls, the commercial production of plaster busts with which to adorn the home, the very influential local fashion magazine, etc.) and illuminates the participation of numerous lesser-known figures in the creation of what came to be known as Classical Weimar. --Goethe Yearbook

The book offers an interesting and extensive amount of material which will stimulate considerable further research. --Monatshefte

[A] lively and entertaining collection of essays. --Germanic Notes & Reviews

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