Columbia University Germanic Studies Volume 1

Columbia University Germanic Studies Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...l'efiet d'une application particuliere a se prevaloir de la raison contre la sensibilite;... que la derniere n'y perdit que ce qui pourroit etre de trop et que la femme n'en fut ni moins aimable ni moins pourvue de ces graces qui appartiennent =1 son sexe... 1 Wieland strongly opposed the opinion that woman was essentially difierent from man with regard to her intellectual qualifications," but he believed that nature had endowed her with certain specific characteristics, peculiar only to the female sex and these he would never like to see her lose." What he meant by these characteristics he did not definitely state, but one can easily infer them from his writings. Thus for instance, in "Der T raum des Prometheus," Prometheus describes how he formed man and woman: "Ich milderte durch das sanfte Wesen und die ruhrende Grazie des Weibes eine gewisse Wildheit, welche den Manner n unentbehrlich war, damit sie im Nothfall die Beschutzer der Gegenstinde ihrer sussesten Regungen seyn konnten. "Die Gewalt ihrer Reitze zu verdoppeln, gab ich dem Weibe die Scham, die holdseligste der Grazien, das anziehende Weigern, das sanfte Strauben, welches den Werth jeder Gunst erhoht; die sussen Thranen, deren wollustiges Ergiessen das von Ernpfindung gepresste Herz leichter macht. Ich tauchte gleichsam ihr ganzes Wesen in Liebe, und machte, dass sie ihre hochste Gluckseligkeit darein setze, geliebt zu werden und Liebe einzufiossen." 13 Sophie La Roche, with whom he frequently discussed these matters personally as well as by letter, analyzed this attitude of Wieland in her novel, Friiuilein-van Sternheim. Here she makes...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763505
  • 9781236763501