The Hermit in German Literature

(From Lessing to Eichendorff)

The Hermit in German Literature

148 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-8830-8
    Published: May 2020

University of North Carolina Studies in Germanic Languages and Literature

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In this thorough study of the figure of the hermit in the works of German writers Fitzell analyzes characters in works by Lessing, Goethe, Klinger, Hoffmann, Wieland, Eichendorff and others. The author argues that the figure of the hermit characterizes the quality of inwardness and withdrawal from society characteristic of German literature, and shows how this quality was represented in the age of Goethe.