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The Struggle With The Daemon H Lderlin Kleist Nietzsche

Author : Stefan Zweig
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Stefan Zweig’s literary portraits of three tormented giants of German literature, Friedrich Hölderlin, Heinrich von Kleist, and Friedrich Nietzsche, contrasts them with Goethe who was anchored in place by profession, home and family. For Zweig, “everyone whose nature excels the commonplace, everyone whose impulses are creative, wrestles inevitably with his daemon” which Zweig describes as “the incorporation of that tormenting leaven which impels our being ... towards danger, immoderation, ecstasy, renunciation and even self-destruction.” In these essays, Zweig depicts the tragic and sublime lifelong struggle by three great creative minds with their respective daemons.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Struggle With The Daemon

Author : Stefan Zweig
ISBN : 9781908968210
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Struggle with the Daemon is a brilliant analysis of the European psyche by the great novelist and biographer Stefan Zweig. Zweig studies three giants of German literature and thought: Friedrich Holderlin, Heinrich von Kleist and Friedrich Nietzsche – powerful minds whose ideas were at odds with the scientific positivism of their age; troubled spirits whose intoxicating passions drove them mad but inspired them to great works. In their struggle with their inner creative force, Zweig reflects the conflict at the heart of the European soul – between science and art, reason and inspiration. Both highly personal and philosophically wide-ranging, this is one of the most fascinating of Zweig’s renowned biographical studies. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Holderlin Kleist And Nietzsche

Author : Stefan Zweig
ISBN : 9781351515405
Genre : Social Science
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This is the second volume in a trilogy in which Stefan Zweig builds a composite picture of the European mind through intellectual portraits selected from among its most representative and influential figures. In 'Hoelderlin, Kleist, and Nietzsche', Zweig concentrates on three giants of German literature to portray the artist and thinker as a figure possessed by a powerful inner vision at odds with the materialism and scientific positivism of his time, in this case, the nineteenth century. Zweig's subjects here are respectively a lyric poet, a dramatist and writer of novellas, and a philosopher. Each led an unstable life ending in madness and/or suicide and not until the twentieth century did each make their full impact. Whereas the nineteenth-century novel is socially capacious in terms of subject and audience, the three figures treated here are prophets or forerunners of modernist ideas of alienation and exile. Hoelderlin and Kleist consciously opposed the worldly harmoniousness of Goethe's classicism in favor of a visionary inwardness and dramatisation of the subjective psyche. Nietzsche set himself as a destroyer and rebuilder of philosophy and critic of the degradation of the German spirit through nationalism and militarism. Zweig's choice of subjects reflects a division in his own soul. The image of Goethe recurs here as the ultimate upholder of Zweig's own ideals: scientist and artist, receptive to world culture, supremely rational and prudent. Yet Zweig was aware that Hoelderlin, Kleist, and Nietzsche were more daring explorers of the dangerous and destructive aspects of man that needed to be seen and comprehended in the clarifying light of poetry and philosophy.
Category: Social Science

Stefan Zweig Reconsidered

Author : Mark H. Gelber
ISBN : 9783110931402
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume is comprised of 14 contributions, which are revised and expanded versions of lectures held at an international conference on Stefan Zweig that took place in Israel in 2004. The essays focus on Zweig's biographical writings (for example Erasmus and Fouché), as well as on several aspects of his literary works that have been neglected since the revival of academic studies of his writings and career commenced some 25 years ago. These include: Zweig's conception of the daemonic, Zweig and Christianity, the discourse of love in his writings, Zweig as an Austrian eulogist, his understanding of theater, etc. Contributors from Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, Slovenia, and Israel bring refreshingly diverse perspectives and new concerns to this scholarly project. With contributions from Vera Apfelthaler, Matjaz Birk, Denis Charbit, Sarah Fraiman-Morris, Mark H. Gelber, Jacob Golomb, Bernhard Greiner, Gert Kerschbaumer, Hanni Mittelmann, Klaus Mueller, Michel Reffet, Ingrid Spoerk, Robert Wistrich.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Pietro Grossi
ISBN : 9781908968937
Genre : Fiction
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‘Fists’, ‘Horses’ and ‘The Monkey’: three powerful coming-of-age stories about boys confronting reality, and fighting to stay alive in a man’s world. In ‘Fists’, a teenage amateur boxer steps into the ring for the first time, and finds himself in a face-off with Life in all its muscular force; in ‘Horses’, two brothers embark on their first forays into adulthood, each learning to play a man’s game in his own painful way; and in ‘The Monkey’, a young man realizes that in order to stay sane and survive in this world, we have to sacrifice our childhood dreams. Told in a spare and powerful voice reminiscent of Hemingway and Salinger, Grossi’s stories explore the rite of passage each of us faces in our youth – and what it means to be a man in our time.
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Author : Friedrich Meinecke
ISBN : 1412827744
Genre : Reason of state
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Forgotten Angel

Author : Riley S. Brown
ISBN : 9780578083865
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Time has mended many wounds since The War of the Races over two centuries ago. Yet, even now, the continent of Kariyl is plagued by unusual events and only one person truly knows what is happening. An aged scribe begins his nightly battle between his quill and an inkwell that never runs dry., believing that the visions that he gets are from The Creator. He pens a new quest, this time fearing that this one may be his last. A flawed and curious angel. The One, a great power fallen from grace. A young man that believes that the world has nothing to offer him. Young Ranyll Tolver believes that his life is nothing other than that world in which he has lived for so long in the small fishing town of Telgin. That is, until he is visited by a strange, dreamlike apparition one night and must make a decision that will affect his life from that moment on. With one swift stroke of his sword, Ranyll sets into motion a series of events that takes him into harm's way and into a world of daemons, shadowy creatures controlled by The One, a being whose intentions had ruined the world of Ar Solon as it was being created. With the help of faeries that were long since forgotten and a ragtag bunch of humans and dwarves, Ranyll finds out what it is truly like to be alone, in doubt, and looking for his purpose in the quest that is thrust upon him. Will Ranyll follow in his father's footsteps and take his place at the head of an adventure that he's not ready for? Will The One be stopped before he makes his claim to the only power that allows him to rise from the ashes of a lost war? The scribe's quill writes the fate of all on Ar Solon. Does it whisper of the end of all that is good? From epic fantasy writer Riley S. Brown comes the first in an assortment of novels, an epic adventure that unveils the struggle of darkness vs. light, good vs. evil, man vs. supernatural.

Fighting For Love

Author : Allison Bluer
ISBN : 9781794857544
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Delphi Complete Works Of Plutarch Illustrated

Author : Plutarch
ISBN : 9781909496620
Genre : Fiction
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Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Plutarch, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plutarch's life and works * Features the complete works of Plutarch, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the works * Provides the complete PARALLEL LIVES and the complete extant essays of MORALIA, for the first time in digital printing * Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Plutarch's works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the biographies and treatises you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Plutarch's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations PARALLEL LIVES MORALIA The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO PLUTARCH by Bernadotte Perrin LIFE OF PLUTARCH by Aubrey Stewart Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles
Category: Fiction

Plague Daemon

Author : Brian Craig
ISBN : 0752209558
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The second of a trilogy of macabre fantasies told by the minstrel Orfeo of the struggle against the Dark Powers that threaten the Warhammer world.