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German Language and Literature Papers

1991

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Review Of Axel Kuhn, Et Al., Revolutionsbegeisterung An Der Hohen Carlsschule, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Apr 1991

Review Of Axel Kuhn, Et Al., Revolutionsbegeisterung An Der Hohen Carlsschule, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

In the last twenty years a number of scholars have discovered growing evidence for revolutionary sympathy and activity among German intellectuals living during the French Revolution. Axel Kuhn, historian at the Technische Hochschule in Stuttgart, has contributed to this body of research with his study of the Hohe Carlsschule, the military academy founded in Stuttgart by Duke Carl Eugen of Württemberg, famous for its oppressively strict discipline and its exceptionally talented students, including Friedrich Schiller. As Kuhn says, the book is written in the form of a detective novel, and relates how he went about uncovering and piecing together the ...


Till Eulenspiegel's Transgressions Against Convention: Interpreting The Parasite, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Jan 1991

Till Eulenspiegel's Transgressions Against Convention: Interpreting The Parasite, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

Till is the projection of anxieties arising in the face of social instability. Bote, who was witness to just how fragile the given order of patrician rule in Brunswick was, was sensible both to its weaknesses and to its preferability to disorder. The shifting locus of perverseness in TE provides an adequate structure for Bote, who is critical of his society, but uneasy about the forces threatening to tear it apart altogether. The violability of the order is so profound, that at times there seems to be no position which can be defended against parasitic infection. Bote’s admonitory intention ...