Goethe's Social Philosophy

As Revealed in "Campagne in Frankreich" and "Belagerung von Mainz"

Goethe's Social Philosophy

196 pp., 6 x 9, 3 halftones, notes, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-8015-9
    Published: May 2020

University of North Carolina Studies in Germanic Languages and Literature

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In this study originally published in 1955, Steer explores the importance of Goethe's family concept in two autobiographical works, Campagne in Frankreich and Belagerung von Mainz. Through a close textual analysis, Steer argues that at the center of both pieces is Goethe's conception of the family as Urform of society.