The Poet's Self and the Poem: Essays on Goethe, Nietzsche, Rilke and Thomas Mann

The Poet s Self and the Poem Essays on Goethe Nietzsche Rilke and Thomas Mann The book contains the four Lord Northcliffe Lectures the author gave at University College London in The topics are Goethe in Marienbad Nietzsche in the Waste Land Rilke in Paris and Thomas Ma

  • Title: The Poet's Self and the Poem: Essays on Goethe, Nietzsche, Rilke and Thomas Mann
  • Author: Erich Heller
  • ISBN: 9780485111644
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The book contains the four Lord Northcliffe Lectures the author gave at University College London in 1975 The topics are Goethe in Marienbad, Nietzsche in the Waste Land, Rilke in Paris, and Thomas Mann in Venice.

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    1. Read primarily for his views on Mann. Here's a nice quote: Shunning the ever more difficult alliance with the 'real', art has been tempted to settle where it is at last left to itself: in the sphere of abstraction and pure form. Thomas Mann showed the daring, misery and fatality of this emigration in Doctor Faustus. His own work as a literary artist was determined by his profound awareness of this historical temptation and at the same time by his moral resolve not to give in to it; for such a re [...]

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