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Timothy Saunders, Charles Martindale, Ralph Pite, and Mathilde Skoie

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199588541

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.001.0001

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The Struggle with Time: The Temporalization and Politicization of Roman Antiquity in the Works of the German Romantics

The Struggle with Time: The Temporalization and Politicization of Roman Antiquity in the Works of the German Romantics

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Romans and Romantics
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Helge Jordheim

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0003

This chapter deals with the reception of Ancient Rome in the works of German Romanticism, in the broad sense, analogous to what is often called the Kunstperiode (Heine) or simply the Goethezeit (Korff). Many of these works are involved in a struggle with time, balancing nostalgia and utopianism, while at the same time manifesting what could be referred to as a quest for contemporaneity. At the centre of this quest are the novels by the German author Jean Paul, most prominently his so-called ‘heroic novel’ Titan, published between 1800 and 1804. In this novel, the hero, count Albano, travels to Rome, but instead of following in the footsteps of his predecessors Goethe and Herder, who immersed themselves in nostalgic feelings of past greatness, the experience of Ancient Rome is translated into a decision to go to France and join the revolutionary army.

Keywords:   Count Albano, French Revolution, Goethe, Herder, Korff, nostalgia, Jean Paul, politicization, temporalization, Titan

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