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Jena 1800: The Republic of Free Spirits

Author: Peter Neumann.

Jena 1800: The Republic of Free Spirits

Author: Peter Neumann.

$27.00 $7.98
Item #: D30253
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: FSG
ISBN: 9780374178697
Around the turn of the 19th century, a steady stream of young German poets and thinkers coursed to the town of Jena—a Thuringian village of just 4,000 residents—to make history. At a time of upheaval and uncertainty, the poets Ludwig Tieck and Novalis joined the brilliant and controversial Schlegel family for an intellectual odyssey, and as Peter... More
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Around the turn of the 19th century, a steady stream of young German poets and thinkers coursed to the town of Jena—a Thuringian village of just 4,000 residents—to make history. At a time of upheaval and uncertainty, the poets Ludwig Tieck and Novalis joined the brilliant and controversial Schlegel family for an intellectual odyssey, and as Peter Neumann suggests here, these poets, philosophers, and translators revolutionized our understanding of freedom and reality.

"[A] vivid group biography….Neumann is adept both at conveying the gossip, feuds, and eccentricities of this tight-knit milieu and at grappling with his subjects' political and philosophical ideas, which were crucial to the development of German Romanticism."—The New Yorker


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