Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature Volume 6

Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... this time, in spite of her forty-nine years, she had retained her beauty; now she suddenly grew old. In October 1839 Immermann married; in August 1840 he died. Elisa survived him fifteen years.i It is quite obvious that the connection with Elisa, which for so many years was pleasurable and helpful to Immermann, in the end became burdensome to him. But it is unwarrantable to assert (as Goedeke has done) that it was the breaking off of this connection and his subsequent lawful marriage which first gave Immermann the creative vigour which he displayed in his last important work, Miinchhausen. It was conceived and executed under Elisa's influence to quite the same extent as his other works. Her personality and the position in which he stood to her often and in many ways influenced his writings. She is supposed to have suggested his drama, Petrarca, which treats of Petrarch's love of Laura, and represents the irresistible strength of a passion inspired by a high-born lady even when the said lady is not free. Her views on the subject of love, and its unqualified justification as such, are said to be recognisable in the drama, Cardenio und Celinde. She was probably his model for the heroine of the comedy, Die schelmische Grafin, and certainly the model for Johanne in the novel Die Epigonen. But all this is as nothing in comparison with the general development and refining influence which she exerted over him as an author. 1 Ludmilla Assing: Crafn Elisa von Ahlcfcldt, 1857. Immermann's is a curious fame. Of all his works only one is still read, his novel, Miinchhausen; and only one part of this novel, the smaller half of it (now separated from the rest and published by itself), will carry his name down to posterity. This one small volume is in reality...
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679695
  • 9781236679697