Über die romantischen Elemente in Goethes Werken im Kontext der Romantik-Epoche, oder die Absurdität einer „klassischen“ Schubladen-Periodisierung des Weimarer „Klassikers“
About the romantic elements in Goethe's works in the context of the romantic epoch, or the absurdity of a "classical" drawer periodization of the Weimar "classic"
Author(s): Ivica Bevanda
Subject(s): German Literature
Published by: Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Mostaru
Keywords: German literature; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; romantic elements;
Summary/Abstract: As already known, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is a writer whose artistic genius means that he should be considered outside of the rigid histories of literary history. Nonetheless, one should be able to analyze stylistically the poetic and exact poetic specifications of the ‘Goethe era’ and especially poetologically hybrid literary works. In the present contribution, selected works of the genius of the Weimarer Klassiker are scrutinized from the point of view of romantic poetology – in the context of previous Goethe research. The romantic elements in individual works or the completely romantic work of Goethe seem to prove that the Romantic as part of his complete writing is not a break in style, but a spontaneous, ingenious expansion of style as well as a disruption of cultural-political as well as institutional drawer rigidity in terms of periodization can be considered. To answer the question of whether Goethe can also be a kind of syncretism or a phenomenon that can be explained otherwise would also be the task of the present article.
- Page Range: 164-186
- Page Count: 23
- Publication Year: 2020
- Language: German