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Minna Von Barnhelm; or, the Soldier's Fortune

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ISBN-10: 1406559172

ISBN-13: 9781406559170

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Ernest Bell

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781) was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist, and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. In 1770 he became a librarian at the Herzog-August-Bibliothek in Wolfenbuttel. Lessing was a poet, philosopher and critic. As an outstanding representative of the German Enlightenment, he became the leading figure for the new self-confidence of the bourgeoisie. His theoretical and critical writings are remarkable for their often witty and ironic style and their unerring polemics. Early in his life, Lessing showed…    
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List price: $12.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Lessing, one of the outstanding literary critics of all time, was "the first figure of European stature in modern German literature." The son of a Protestant pastor, he was educated in Meissen and at Leipzig University, then went to Berlin as a journalist in 1749. While employed as secretary to General Tauentzien (1760--65), he devoted his leisure to classical studies. This led to his critical essay Laocoon (1776), in which he attempted to clarify certain laws of aesthetic perception by comparing poetry and the visual arts. He fought always for truth and combined a penetrating intellect with shrewd common sense. He furthered the German theater through his weekly dramatic notes and theories,…