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The Life of August Wilhelm Schlegel

Cosmopolitan of Art and Poetry

This is the first full-scale biography, in any language, of a towering figure in German and European Romanticism: August Wilhelm Schlegel whose life, 1767 to 1845, coincided with its inexorable rise. As poet, translator, critic and oriental scholar, Schlegel’s extraordinarily diverse interests and writings left a vast intellectual legacy, making him a foundational figure in several branches of knowledge. He was one of the last thinkers in Europe able to practise as well as to theorise, and...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : OBP collection
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2016
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 01 June 2017
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781909254954
  • Electronic ISBN : 9782821881709
  • Number of pages : 662 p.

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