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The Demise of the Author

Autonomy and the German Writer, 1770-1848


Roger F. Cook

Contents: Classicist and Romantic concepts of the autonomous in German literary history, in relation to the growth of the reading public and developments in publishing practices. Depictions of the writer in works of Goethe, Novalis, Spitzweg, E.T.A. Hoffmann and Grillparzer.