The poet Stefan George (1868-1933) used to be the most very important cultural figures in smooth Germany. His poetry, in its originality and impression, has been ranked with that of Goethe, Hölderlin, or Rilke. but George's achieve prolonged a long way past the field of literature. in the course of his final 3 many years, he attracted a circle of disciples who subscribed to his homoerotic and aestheticist imaginative and prescient of existence and sought to rework it into fact. The works and regarded the circle profoundly affected the highbrow and cultural attitudes of Germany's trained center category from the start of the 20 th century, and are hence an important to Germany's cultural and highbrow background. The transition from the aestheticist, cosmopolitan values the circle embraced within the early 1900s to the extra explicitly political and patriotic perspectives a lot of its contributors espoused in the course of the Weimar Republic either conditioned and mirrored a momentous transformation in German proposal. The intersection of tradition and politics within the George Circle has acquired little awareness in English-language scholarship before. This quantity contains contributions from significant students in either English- and German-speaking nations. Its viewers comprises students and scholars of German languages and literature, German heritage, and reception of the classics, between different fields. individuals: Adam Bisno, Richard Faber, Rüdiger Görner, Peter Hoffmann, Thomas Karlauf, Melissa S. Lane, Robert E. Lerner, David Midgley, Robert E. Norton, Ray Ockenden, Ute Oelmann, Martin A. Ruehl, Bertram Schefold.
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