Women and Literature in the Goethe Era 1770-1820: Determined Dilettantes

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The Goethe era of German literature was dominated by men. Women were discouraged from reading and scorned as writers; Schiller saw female writers as typical 'dilettantes'. But the attempt to exclude did not always succeed, and the growing literary market rewarded some women's determination. This study combines archival research, literary analysis, and statistical evidence to give a sociological-historical overview of the conditions of women's literary production. Highlighting many authors who have fallen into obscurity, ...

Women and Literature in the Goethe Era 1770-1820: Determined Dilettantes 2007, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199210923

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