The Epic Imaginary: Political Power and Its Legitimations in Eighteenth-Century German Literature Charlton Payne

ISBN: 9783110271997

Published: July 4th 2012

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The Epic Imaginary: Political Power and Its Legitimations in Eighteenth-Century German Literature  by  Charlton Payne

The Epic Imaginary: Political Power and Its Legitimations in Eighteenth-Century German Literature by Charlton Payne
July 4th 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 215 pages | ISBN: 9783110271997 | 7.53 Mb

This study traces how calls for poetic legitimations of community led particular eighteenth-century epics to explore an originary incompleteness of political power and its narrative legitimations. The analysis uncovers a new type of epic emerging inMoreThis study traces how calls for poetic legitimations of community led particular eighteenth-century epics to explore an originary incompleteness of political power and its narrative legitimations.

The analysis uncovers a new type of epic emerging in the second half of the eighteenth century in texts by Klopstock, Goethe, Wieland, and Brentano that enacts the disruptive potential of poetic language and narrative to question the legitimations of imaginary political origins and unities.



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