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Selective Affinities

Comparative Essays from Goethe to Arden


Carol Wootton

The aim of this series of essays is to show the attraction of certain authors, themes and movements in German literature and to explore their sometimes surprising affinities with a number of writers and their concerns in the English-speaking world. Composers, too, are introduced to reveal the diversity of Comparative Literature studies.
Contents: Goethe and Yeats - Shaw and Wedekind - Romantic Irony and Music - Hofmannsthal and Eliot - Ferruccio Busoni and Faust - Gott- fried Benn and Chopin - Benn and Sylvia Plath - The Götz of Goethe and John Arden.