Transatlantic Echoes: Alexander von Humboldt in World Literature

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Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was a world traveler, bestselling writer, and versatile researcher, a European salon sensation, and global celebrity. Yet the enormous literary echo he generated has remained largely unexplored. Humboldt inspired generations of authors, from Goethe and Byron to Enzensberger and Garcia Marquez, to reflect on cultural difference, colonial ideology, and the relation between aesthetics and science. This collection of one-hundred texts features tales of adventure, travel reports, novellas, ...

Transatlantic Echoes: Alexander von Humboldt in World Literature 2012, Berghahn Books, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780857452658

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