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1.   Romanticism: Friedrich Karl Wilhelm von Schlegel: Excerpts from Selected Works (1798-1804)
In the following excerpts from Athenaeum Fragments (1798), The Fundamentals of Gothic Architecture (1803), and Appeal to Painters of the Present Day (1804), the writer, philosopher,....
2.   Classicism: Excerpts from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Conversations with Johann Peter Eckermann (1824-1828)
The poet, author, and playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was the leading representative....
3.   Heinrich Heine: Excerpts from The Romantic School (1836)
Heinrich Heine (1799-1856), the famous poet and critic, offers a critique of the Romantics in his....
4.   Classical and Romantic Cultural Styles: Exchange of Letters between Clemens Prince von Metternich and King Frederick William IV of Prussia (1840)
Classical and Romantic styles collide in this exchange of letters between Clemens Prince von Metternich....
5.   Berthold Auerbach: Preface to Village Tales from the Black Forest (1844)
Berthold Auerbach (1812-1882) was one of Germany's most widely read Realist novelists. In the preface....
6.   Gustav Freytag: Excerpt from a Review of Recent German Novels (1853)
Like Auerbach, Gustav Freytag (1816-1895) was a prominent and highly successful Realist writer. In the following excerpt from a review of recent German novels, which was published in his own literary....
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