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Fielding, Wieland, Goethe, and the Rise of the Novel


Guy Stern

Contents: Fielding’s Novels, «a New Province in Writing» – Fielding and the Tradition of the Picaresque Novel – The Structure of Fielding’s Novels – Between Fielding and Goethe – Fielding, Wieland and the Concept of Intellectual Realism – Wieland’s Agathon as the First Modern Bildungsroman – Fielding’s and Wieland’s Attitude to their Characters - and Readers – Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister, an End and a Beginning – Goethe and the Concept of Intellectual Realism – Goethe’s Utilization of the Analytical Technique – Wilhelm Meister and Fielding’s New Method of Motivation – Afterword by Roswita Obermann – Guy Stern: Biographical sketch by Leonhard M. Fiedler – Guy Stern: Bibliography of his Writings.