Institutional Repository

Eichendorffs Kritik romantischer Fehlentwicklungen

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Misch, M. K. E. Hesse, Angelika 2015-01-23T04:24:47Z 2015-01-23T04:24:47Z 1998-11
dc.identifier.citation Hesse, Angelika (1998) Eichendorffs Kritik romantischer Fehlentwicklungen, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description Summary in English
dc.description.abstract Romanticism as a broad movement of thought developed as a reaction against rationalism and empiricism in the period of Enlightenment. In his critical evaluation of Getman literature Eichendorff as a historian exammes the excessiveness of esoteric theories in the work of the young intellectuals of the early romantic period in Getmany. The romanticists' idealist celebration of the self, and their tendency to overestimate the power of the imagination and the supreme value of art led to self-adulation and subjectivism which was unacceptable to Eichendorff s understanding of art and religion. The "romantic" attempt at creating a new mythology usmg art as a new kind of religion and thereby making the poet an omnipotent creator could only be rejected by Eichendorff whose moral convictions were strongly based on Christian Catholic beliefs. The young romanticists replaced ethics with aesthetics. Eichendorffs judgement of this development is devastating. He describes the early romantic movement as a "premature abortion". en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (92 leaves)
dc.language.iso ge
dc.subject Romanticism en
dc.subject Eichendorff's criticism en
dc.subject Subjectivism of spirit en
dc.subject New mythology en
dc.subject Autonomy of art en
dc.subject Universality of romanticism en
dc.subject Aesthetics versus ethics en
dc.subject Esoterics en
dc.subject Art and religion en
dc.subject Catholicism en
dc.subject.ddc 831.6
dc.subject.lcsh Eichendorff, Joseph, Freiherr von, 1788-1857 -- Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject.lcsh Romanticism -- Germany en
dc.subject.lcsh German literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism en
dc.subject.lcsh German literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism en
dc.subject.lcsh Art and religion -- Germany en
dc.subject.lcsh Myth in literature en
dc.title Eichendorffs Kritik romantischer Fehlentwicklungen ge
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Classics and Modern European Languages M.A. (German)

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search UnisaIR


My Account