Goethe

Andrea Wulf’s Magnificent Rebels

Romanticism. Those of us who went to college in the United States or Britain likely were taught about the preeminence of Keats, Shelley, Byron, and their fellow Brits, and not their German predecessors. Wulf’s flawed but fascinating group bio reminds us that the Germans got there first, and in her epilogue, the public acknowledgement of […]

Robert Mueller: On the Poetry of Mary Orovan

  From Mary Orovan a Touch of e.e. cummings if You Like by Robert Mueller These Elective Affinities, what are they?  You do not have to believe ce personnage distingué in Goethe’s novel who has a way of explaining things.  Thus der Hauptmann, supreme intellect with superb practical bent, can speak of a situation to […]

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