The nature poetry of the young Goethe is commonly considered to have constituted the language, vocabulary and images which formed the modern German consciousness of landscape and Heimat. Yet Goethe was unsympathetic to the politics of nationalism and maintained a reserved stance on questions of politics in general. Here, Morgan explores Goethe's ambivalent thoughts on German identity, by focusing on images of Germany and of German figures with particular reference to Werther.
|Volume||Special issue February 2003|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|