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Author Maertz, Gregory.
Title Literature and the Cult of Personality.
Imprint Columbia University Press, 2017.

Subject Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 -- Influence.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 -- Appreciation -- Great Britain.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Romanticism -- Europe.
English literature -- German influences.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource
Note Print version record.
Contents Intro; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Prelude Literature and the Cult of Personality: On GoetheĆ¢#x80;#x99;s Influence in Britain; Chapter One Goethe and the Generation of 1789: Cultural Mediation and Literary Enfranchisement; Chapter Two Goethe, the Reception of Kant, and the Romantic Culture War in Britain; Chapter Three The Accidental Intermediary: Henry Crabb Robinson and the Translation of GoetheĆ¢#x80;#x99;s Poetry; Interlude One Goethe and the Romantic Idealization of the Artist; Chapter Four Resistance and Concealment: Goethe and the Canonical British Romantic Poets.
Chapter Five Thomas Carlyle and the Imitatio GoetheInterlude Two Cultural Identity and the Transmission of Goethe in New England; Chapter Six The Failure of Romanticism and the Triumph of Realism in Middlemarch: Goethe and the Literary Formation of George Eliot; Postlude De-mythologizing Goethe: George Saintsbury and the Assertion of British Cultural Autonomy; Bibliography; Notes; Index.
ISBN 3838269810 (ebk)
OCLC # 985809772
Additional Format Print version: 9783838210414 3838210417 (OCoLC)965764052