||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,....
||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....
||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....
||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....
||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....