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By Sandra Richter

because the Nineties, following the tip of postmodernism, literary conception has misplaced a lot of its dynamics. This ebook goals at revitalising literary concept exploring of its historic bases: German poetics and aesthetics. starting within the 1770s and finishing within the Nineteen Fifties, the e-book examines approximately two hundred years of this historical past, thereby offering the reader with a primary heritage of poetics in addition to with bibliographies of the topic. The research not just exhibits the differentiation of ancient debts within the box, but in addition displays how present literary conception may possibly stream ahead in the course of the rediscovery of sunken ideas.

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