Komparatistik in der Slowakei
Edited By Sandra Vlasta, Robert Gafrik and Stephan-Immanuel Teichgräber
Róbert Gáfrik - Zur Rezeption indischer Stoffe in der deutschen Literatur
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Zur Rezeption indischer Stoffe in der deutschen Literatur
Abstract: The study focuses on the influence of India and Indian thought in German literature. It is an attempt at an analysis of a group of German literary works that are based on ancient Indian themes and motives. Works of art have a peculiar mode of existence. They become infused with life in the process of reception and open their peculiar world to the reader. The study points out the relation of these literary works to the world to which they belong on account of their setting. It tries to answer some hermeneutical and aesthetic questions which works of art representing other cultures raise and examines the imagological potential of J.W. Goethe’s ballad Der Gott und die Bajadere and Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha.
Indien und Europa
1882 hielt der bedeutende Oxford-Orientalist Max Müller eine Reihe von Vorlesungen für die Kandidaten des Indian Civil Service. In der ersten Vorlesung sagte er:
All I want to impress on you by way of introduction is that the results of the Science of Language, which without the aid of Sanskrit, would never have been obtained, form an essential element of what we call a liberal, that is a historical education, an education which will enable a man to do what the French call s’orienter, that is to ‘find his East’, ‘his true East’, and thus to determine...
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