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Author O'Brien, William Arctander.

Title Novalis, signs of revolution / Wm. Arctander O'Brien.

Published Durham : Duke University Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description viii, 374 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Post-contemporary interventions.
Post-contemporary interventions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-366) and index.
Contents Prologue: From the Cleared Land -- Ch. 1. The Making of a Myth: Tieck and Schlegel's Editing of the Novalis Writings -- Ch. 2. The Making of Sophie. The Problem with Sophie. Before Sophie: "Fritz the Flatterer" Courtship with Sophie. Sophie's Illness/Klarisse. Early Mourning. Visions of Mourning: The Journal. After Sophie: Julie von Charpentier. Sophie, the Ideal, and Beyond -- Ch. 3. From Filosofie to Fiction: Language and Semiotics in the Fichte Studies. Sofie and Filosofie. "Fichtecizing": From Philosophy to Semiotics. Fichte's Essay "On the Faculty of Speech and the Origin of Language" Hardenberg's Semiotic Fragment. The Power of Language -- Ch. 4. The Richly Sown Field: Writings of 1798. 1798: Texts/Pretexts/Contexts. Logological Fragments, Poeticisms, and Poesie. Pollen/Mixed Observations. Ideal Politics: Flowers, Faith and Love, and the Political Aphorisms. The Nature of Language and the Language of Nature: The Monologue, The Novices of Sais, and the Dialogues.
Ch. 5. Romantic Religion: 1799-1800. Romantic Irreligion: "Religion - Jesus etc." Europa. The Song Book. Hymns to the Night -- Ch. 6. Heinrich von Afterdingen and the Legitimations of Poesy. "My political novel" Atlantis in Plato's Critias and Tumaeus. The Poet as Citizen. The Poet as Subversive. Arion and Atlantis. Poetry and Legitimation. Klingsohr's Fairy Tale -- Postscript: The End of Words.
Subject Novalis, 1772-1801.
Authors, German -- 18th century -- Biography.
Romanticism -- Germany.
ISBN 082231519X (paperback: acid-free paper)
0822315092 (acid-free paper)