By Sandra Richter
Because the Nineties, following the top of postmodernism, literary concept has misplaced a lot of its dynamics. This e-book goals at revitalising literary thought exploring of its old bases: German poetics and aesthetics. starting within the 1770s and finishing within the Fifties, the publication examines approximately 2 hundred years of this heritage, thereby delivering the reader with a primary historical past of poetics in addition to with bibliographies of the subject
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Press 1990. : Einführung in die Ästhetik. Munich: Fink 1995. The most helpful works contributing to a general history of aesthetics are the following: Michael Titzmann: Strukturwandel der philosophischen Ästhetik: Der Symbolbegriff als Paradigma. Munich: Fink 1978; Georg Jäger: Das Gattungsproblem in der Ästhetik und Poetik von 1780 bis 1850. In: Zur Literatur der Restaurationsepoche, ed by Jost Hermand and Manfred Windfuhr. Stuttgart: Metzler 1970, pp. 371À404; Carsten Zelle: Die doppelte Äs- 16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 1.
32 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 thetik der Moderne: Revisionen des Schönen von Boileau bis Nietzsche. Stuttgart: Metzler 1995. See Carl Lemcke: Populäre Aesthetik. Mit Illustrationen. Leipzig: Seemann 1865 (2nd ed. 1844; 3rd ed. 1870, 4th ed. 1873, 5th ed. 1879, 6th ed. 1890). Lemcke is in favour of a rather classical poetics; e. g. he attacks the 17th-century poet Daniel Caspar von Lohenstein for using too many tropes and figures and highlights the value of simple speech (Lemcke 1865, p. 515, 517). Konrad Lange: Das Wesen der Kunst: Grundzüge einer realistischen Kunstlehre.
Suhrkamp 1989; Andrew Bowie gives an inspiring insight into the ambivalence of the concept of ‘subjectivity’ in the principal aesthetic sources from Kant to Nietzsche. See Andrew Bowie: Aesthetics and Subjectivity: From Kant to Nietzsche. Manchester, New York: Manchester Univ. Press 1990. : Einführung in die Ästhetik. Munich: Fink 1995. The most helpful works contributing to a general history of aesthetics are the following: Michael Titzmann: Strukturwandel der philosophischen Ästhetik: Der Symbolbegriff als Paradigma.