Science, Satire and Wit: The Essays of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (Studies in Modern German Literature)

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Science, Satire and Wit: The Essays of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (Studies in Modern German Literature)
Title:
Science, Satire and Wit: The Essays of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (Studies in Modern German Literature)
Author:
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ISBN:
0820413674
ISBN13:
978-0820413679
Size PDF:
1503 kb
Size epub:
1786 kb
Publisher:
Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 1, 1991)
Language:
English
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4.6
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384

This book attempts a critical assessment of the eighteenth-century German essay utilizing the journal essays of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg as a paradigm. It places a socio-historical and genre-theoretical analysis of the eighteenth-century German essay across a close reading of Lichtenberg's essays. The study demonstrates that Lichtenberg's essays operate as critical communication for purposes of instruction and satire. What is more, such critical communication alternates with a critique of enlightenment itself. Finally, the methodology of Lichtenberg's essays is shown to be instrumental in developing imaginative and freely-associative literary strategies.

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