Stock Image

Goethe as Cultural Icon

Wagner, Nancy Birch

Published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN 10: 0820424722 / ISBN 13: 9780820424729
New / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 1
From Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: 43.40
Convert Currency
Shipping: 0
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: Goethe as Cultural Icon

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New


Series: North American Studies in Nineteenth-century German Literature and Culture. Num Pages: 220 pages. BIC Classification: DSB; DSBF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 230 x 160 x 19. Weight in Grams: 490. . 1995. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780820424729

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
0 avg rating
(0 ratings)

Synopsis: The legacy of Goethe in the nineteenth century is familiar and fertile territory to literary scholars. In contrast with typical influence studies, which compare Goethe with his epigonal successors, this work breaks new ground in previously unappreciated areas and in several subtle forms. Focusing on two prominent and distinctly different nineteenth-century writers, the Austrian Adalbert Stifter (1805-1868) and the Prussian-born Theodor Fontane (1819-1898), the book discovers the importance of Goethe's views on the visual arts to the realistic theorizing of both writers by deftly encompassing several seventeenth-century Dutch genre painters, as well as the nineteenth-century sculptor of the Brandenburg Gate in this sphere of aesthetic influence. Of particular interest to the study of Goethe's resonance are the role of George Henry Lewes's 1855 biography of Goethe and the reverberation of Goethe's concept of «Gegenständlichkeit», which are studied within the context of their writings and the era in general.

About the Author: The Author: Nancy Birch Wagner is an assistant professor of Modern Languages at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. She received her Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Yale University and her M.A. in German from Vassar College at the Universität Hamburg.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Seller a Question]

Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore
Address: Olney, MD, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 09 October 2009
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. For any queries please use the contact seller link or send an email to,

Conor Kenny

Shipping Terms:

All books securely packaged. Some books ship from Ireland.

Store Description: We carry a comprehensive range of out of print and rare books.