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Religion is a central concern of German literature in all centuries, and the canon looks different when this perspective is acknowledged. For example, Goethe s fascination with evil is difficult to disentangle from the Holocaust, Moses Mendelssohn is as profound as the playwright who portrayed him, and -Princess Sabbath- deserves to be numbered among Heine s more enchanting lyrics.
This essay collection posits, and tests, the hypothesis that German literature at its best is often an expression or investigation of Judaism or Christianity at their best: but that the best German literature is not always the best-known, and vice versa. Asking whether the New Testament is anti-Jewish (and answering in the negative), essayists range through the German centuries from The Heliand to Kafka and Thomas Mann.'
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  • PDF | 262 pages
  • Peter Meister (Editor)
  • Verlag Peter Lang: 1 edition (Dec. 2004)
  • English
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