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3. The age of idealism (1781–1832)

3. The age of idealism (1781–1832)  

Nicholas Boyle

in German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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‘The age of idealism (1781–1832)’ describes how Immanuel Kant endeavoured to reconcile the empiricist Enlightenment of the bourgeoisie with the rationalist Enlightenment of officialdom in a ... More
4. The age of materialism (1832–1914)

4. The age of materialism (1832–1914)  

Nicholas Boyle

in German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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‘The age of materialism (1832–1914)’ explains how the philosophers who dominated the new age in Germany were materialist where their predecessors had been idealist, and socially autonomous ... More
6. ‘And don’t dispute with fools’Men, women, and society

6. ‘And don’t dispute with fools’: Men, women, and society  

Catriona Kelly

in Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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‘“And don't dispute with fools”: Men, women, and society’ references Pushkin's view of the poet as conflicted by having to live both in the world of mysticism, art, and religion, as well as ... More
5. Around the Revolution

5. Around the Revolution  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Around the Revolution’ describes the growing scepticism about claims that the social order was founded on nature, itself based on divine providence. The literary works inspired by the ... More
5. ‘Awakening noble feelings with my lyre’Writers as ‘masters of minds’

5. ‘Awakening noble feelings with my lyre’: Writers as ‘masters of minds’  

Catriona Kelly

in Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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‘“Awakening noble feelings with my lyre”: Writers as “masters of minds”’ examines, via examples of Pushkin's work, his views on the expectations of readers and their perceptions of the ... More
1. The bourgeois and the official: a historical overview

1. The bourgeois and the official: a historical overview  

Nicholas Boyle

in German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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‘The bourgeois and the official: a historical overview’ explores how, for nearly three centuries the German literary and philosophical tradition has been compelled by local circumstances to ... More
3. Classical art and world literature

3. Classical art and world literature  

Ritchie Robertson

in Goethe: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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9780191785764
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689255.003.0003
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‘Classical art and world literature’ shows that Goethe’s knowledge of art and literature was wide-ranging and explains that, in both, he came to believe that the works produced by the ... More
4. Cultural patrimony

4. Cultural patrimony  

Jo Labanyi

in Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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In 1931, Spain's illiteracy rate was 40%, higher in rural than urban areas. ‘Cultural patrimony’ examines two aspects of cultural patrimony: who has access to it and how it is transmitted ... More
7. ‘Every tribe and every tongue will name me’Russian literature and ‘primitive culture’

7. ‘Every tribe and every tongue will name me’: Russian literature and ‘primitive culture’  

Catriona Kelly

in Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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‘“Every tribe and every tongue will name me”: Russian literature and “primitive culture”‘ looks at Pushkin's fame and influence throughout the Soviet Union and beyond. Contemporary, ... More
9. French-Speaking Heroes Without Borders?

9. French-Speaking Heroes Without Borders?  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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‘French-speaking heroes without borders?’ examines the French literature of the last two decades of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first. It asks who or what is a ... More
7. From Marcel to Rrose Selavy

7. From Marcel to Rrose Selavy  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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‘From Marcel to Rrose Selavy’ explains how Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu brought a new vigour to the exploration of consciousness, sensation, and memory. The characters all flow ... More
3. Gender and sexuality

3. Gender and sexuality  

Jo Labanyi

in Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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After the 1980s, the new discipline of gender studies has meant that the study of Spanish literature has changed considerably. This has resulted in the recovery of ‘forgotten’ women writers ... More
1. History

1. History  

Peter Hainsworth and David Robey

in Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Italy's long history of division and foreign domination had a number of important consequences for Italian literature, the most fundamental of which concerns language. ‘History’ takes the ... More
6. The Hunchback, the Housewife, and the flâneur

6. The Hunchback, the Housewife, and the flâneur  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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‘The hunchback, the housewife, and the flâneur ’ explains how early nineteenth-century France was divided politically and culturally between the desire for reconnection to traditional ... More
2. ‘I have raised myself a monument’Writer memorials and cults

2. ‘I have raised myself a monument’: Writer memorials and cults  

Catriona Kelly

in Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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‘“I have raised myself a monument”: Writer memorials and cults’ looks at how the Russian state memorialized writers and elevated them within society and culture. Pushkin is examined as a ... More
4. ‘I shall be famous as long as another poet lives’Writers’ responses to Pushkin

4. ‘I shall be famous as long as another poet lives’: Writers’ responses to Pushkin  

Catriona Kelly

in Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Pushkin boasted that he would be famous forever, and other writers, and ordinary Russians, seem to agree. ‘“I shall be famous as long as another poet lives”: Writers' responses to Pushkin’ ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Nicholas Boyle

in German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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German Literature: A Very Short Introduction is concerned with the character of Germany's literary contribution to our modern self-understanding, and so with the character of ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Peter Hainsworth and David Robey

in Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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The ‘Introduction’ emphasizes that there is a broad consensus about the great writers of Italian literature. Even alternative views (such as they are) presuppose the established canon: ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Jo Labanyi

in Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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9780191776939
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The Introduction identifies some common misconceptions about Spanish literature including the stereotype of a backward, rural Spain and notions about the literary figures of Don Quixote and ... More
Introduction: Meeting French Literature

Introduction: Meeting French Literature  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0010
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French Literature: A Very Short Introduction looks at literary works in terms of their central characters. The kind of person chosen as the focal point of the plot and that ... More

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