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The self as muse : narcissism and creativity in the German imagination, 1750-1830 / edited by Alexander Mathäs.

Publication:
Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Co-published with the Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, c2011.
Series:
Transits : literature, thought & culture, 1650-1850
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 222 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
German literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
German literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Narcissism in literature.
Self in literature.
Subjectivity in literature.
Narcissism -- Germany -- History.
Contents:
Narcissism and the self: an introduction / Alexander Mathäs
Part I: Narcissism and the senses. Narcissism and the sublime / Alexander Mathäs;
Narcissism, the self, and empathy: the paradox that created modern literature / Fritz Breithaupt
Part II: Narcissism and morality. Self-reflection and knowledge of self in Hamann's early philosophical and aesthetic writings / F. Corey Roberts; Narcissistic investments and transformations in Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel's Lebenslaufe nach aufsteigender Linie and Über die Ehe / Ann Schmiesing; "Some day my prince will come": Fürstenspiegel and the bourgeois writer / Gail K. Hart
Part III: Over and against Freud. Werther's sentimental narcissism: consciousness, communication, and the origin of the modern psyche / Edgar Landgraf;
"I suffered and I loved": narcissism and abject desire in Goethe's "Confessions of a beautiful soul" / Susan Gustafson
Part IV: Reading and writing narcissism. Textual narcissism in Kleist's "Über das Marionettentheater" / Richard Block; That Specter in my name: writing and its mirror effects in Hoffmann and Poe / Martin Klebes.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Mathäs, Alexander, 1951-
ISBN:
9780838757765 (alk. paper)
0838757766 (alk. paper)
1611480329
9781611480320
OCLC:
627700975
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