Freethinkers, Libertines and Schwärmer

Heterodoxy in German Literature, 1750-1800
Series:
igrs books
Volume:
1
Author: Kevin Hilliard
The book describes the way in which German writers in the period responded to the crisis of orthodox forms of religious belief. The heterodox types of the freethinker, the libertine and the Schwärmer (dissenter, heretic, enthusiast) are at the centre of attention. Authors discussed include Klopstock, Lessing, Wieland, Goethe, Schiller, Hölderlin and Novalis.
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