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The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart - Exploring Fantastical Narratives and Moral Allegories in 19th-Century German Romanticism - cover

The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart - Exploring Fantastical Narratives and Moral Allegories in 19th-Century German Romanticism

Adelbert von Chamisso, Wilhelm Hauff

Publisher: Good Press

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The anthology 'The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man, and The Cold Heart' encapsulates the rich tapestry of early 19th-century German Romanticism through its exploration of fantastical narratives and moral allegories. This collection distinctly celebrates the varied literary styles of the era, oscillating between Hauffs vivid fairy-tale surrealism and Chamissos narrative interplay of identity and transformation. The works included stand testament to the periods fascination with the supernatural as a vehicle for exploring the depths of human nature and societal critiques, promising readers a journey through the whimsical and the profound. Wilhelm Hauff and Adelbert von Chamisso, both pivotal figures of their time, collectively bring forth a spectrum of ideologies and narrative techniques indicative of the Romantic movements diverse expressions. While Hauff delves into the moralistic and the enchanting, Chamisso offers a poignant exploration of self and otherness, grounded in his own experiences of cultural and linguistic displacement. Their stories, resonant with themes of loss, transformation, and the ethereal, reflect the broader Romantic preoccupations with the self, nature, and the metaphysical. This anthology not only serves as a seminal point of entrance into the labyrinthine world of German Romanticism but also offers readers an unparalleled glimpse into the eras philosophical undercurrents through its multifaceted narratives. It beckons scholars, enthusiasts, and new readers alike to immerse themselves in its pages, promising a renewal of wonder and a deeper contemplation of the human condition and its fantastical expressions. The collection is a must-read for those eager to explore the convergence of historical context, literary brilliance, and the unfettered imagination of two of the eras most compelling voices.
Available since: 12/02/2019.
Print length: 2224 pages.

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