Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) ranks with Goethe as one of the greatest dramatists and poets of the classical age of German literature. Writing on history, aesthetics, and philosophy, he influenced and was influenced by the English Romantics, and his lyrical poem "Ode to Joy" was set to music by Beethoven in his Ninth Symphony. His plays, including "The Robbers", "Maria Stuart", and "Wilhelm Tell", contributed to his reputation as a stern moralist, but T.J. Reed's introduction to Schiller's works also reveal a passionate, subtle, and witty side that has been too often neglected.
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 129.54 x 190.5 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
- 01 May 1991
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford Paperbacks
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Part 1 Absolutism and revolt: an education; "commerce of mind and body"; theatrical sensation; flight; intrigues. Part 2 Hope in history: castles in Spain; a guiding thread. Part 3 Two crises: the grand disillusion; "this man , this Goethe". Part 4 Defeat and victory: "how it really was"; freedom in and freedom from. Part 5 Real and ideal: lifetime; legacy.