The "Spirit of Poesy": Essays on Jewish and German Literature and Thought in Honor of Geza Von Molnar

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A testament to the "spirit of poesy" that informs the life and work of Geza von Molnar, this volume of essays comes together around his principal preoccupations: the philosophical foundations of Goethe's writings, the structure and reception of German romanticism, the ethics of reading, and the fate of European Jewry. At the center of this work is the idea of a genuinely free humanity -- from its ambiguous presence in the aesthetic projects of Goethe and German romanticism to its utter absence in the Nazi extermination ...

The "Spirit of Poesy": Essays on Jewish and German Literature and Thought in Honor of Geza Von Molnar 2000, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810116818

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