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    The reception of English puritan literature in Germany

    Damrau, Peter (2006) The reception of English puritan literature in Germany. MHRA Texts and Dissertations 66. Leeds, Uk: Maney Publishing. ISBN 9781781880760.

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    Book synopsis: This is the first study to demonstrate the impact of Puritan literature on the development of German language and literature in the seventeenth century and beyond. It crosses the boundaries of theology, literature, and the English and German traditions to show that eighteenth-century secular thinking on introspection, psychology and subjectivity has its roots in vocabulary used in Germany as early as 1665 through the translation of figures such as Daniel Dyke and Richard Baxter. The book concludes with insights on John Bunyan, whose works inspired writers of the 'Geniegeneration' such as Lenz, Wieland, Moritz and Jung Stilling.


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 09:35
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:43


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