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作者 Fleming, Paul
書名 Exemplarity and Mediocrity : The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism
出版項 Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2008
©2009
國際標準書號 9780804769983 (electronic bk.)
9780804758901
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說明 1 online resource (237 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The Prose of the World -- The Werther Complex -- Literature, Exemplarity, and Mediocrity -- From Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism -- 1. Exemplarity and Mediocrity -- Exorbitant or Not at All -- Living the "Mean" Life (Aristotle) -- The Rule of Mediocrity (Horace) -- Exemplary Originality (Kant) -- Exemplary Averageness (Kant/Schiller) -- Higher Criticism: Appreciating Mediocrity (Kleist) -- Chapter 2 The Average Audience (Lessing on Bourgeois Tragedy) -- How to Avoid a Tragic Fate -- Middle Heroes -- The Great Commonizer: Compassion -- Art Without Admiration, or, the End of the Age of Great Men -- How Many Tears Should the "Best Human" Shed? -- The Politics of Compassion -- Paving the Way for Mediocre Minds -- When Applause Becomes Suspicious -- Chapter 3 The Average Artist (Goethe and Schiller on Dilettantism) -- The Stamp of the Dilettante -- The Age of Dilettantism -- The Imitation Drive -- "Much I have tried . . . and neither learned nor achieved anything" (Goethe) -- The Problem of Popularity -- Art School for Nonartists -- The Art of Renunciation -- The Eternal Return of the Dilettante -- Chapter 4 Average Life (Grillparzer, Stifter,and the Art of Prosaic Reality) -- The Museum of Spirit -- Lives of the Nonfamous (Grillparzer) -- The Insight of the Obscure -- The Sublimity of Regularity (Stifter) -- Perceptions of the Unperceivable -- The Statistical Law -- How Gentle Is the Gentle Law? -- The Art of Prosaic Reality -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Exemplarity and Mediocrity explores the strategies modern German literature employed to increasingly attune itself to quotidian life--common heroes, everyday life, non-extraordinary events--while at the same time avoiding all notions of mediocre quality
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Fleming, Paul Exemplarity and Mediocrity : The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism Redwood City : Stanford University Press,c2008 9780804758901
主題 German literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.;German literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.;Aesthetics in literature
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