Saskia Haag

“Zusammenstimmung” – Poetics of Private Space in 19th Century’s Literature

In 1854 the historian Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl passionately reminded his writing contemporaries of the potentials he perceives in post-classical german literature. Adopting the rhetorics of prophetic speech Riehl claims that “der Quell der Poesie […] in dem deutschen Hause verborgen ist”.[1] The house and traditional family life would represent the source of poetic creativity that …
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