Edward Young In Germany (volume 2, Nos. 1-3); Historical Surveys, Influence Upon German Literature, Bibliography by John Louis Kind

Edward Young In Germany (volume 2, Nos. 1-3); Historical Surveys, Influence Upon German Literature…

byJohn Louis Kind

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IH THE "NIGHT THOUGHTS" IN GERMANY i. Historical Survey The scattered notices in German periodicals * of the earlier works of Young had indeed introduced his name into Germany, but there is no indication that these works attracted much attention; at least, they have left behind no trace in the literature of that early period. The first important article on Young is the lengthy review of the "Satires" by Gottsched, in 1745,2 which cites and translates numerous verses; but the work is attributed by Gottsched to Glover, and so it was left for Young's chief work, the "Night Thoughts," to make his name really known in Germany. The "Night Thoughts" appeared at a time (1742-1745) when the more progressive minds of Germany were looking eagerly to England for new literary inspiration. North Germany was in close touch with England both geographically and politically, and was therefore especially open to English influence. On the other hand, in South Germany, English letters had won their most zealous devotees among the Swiss school of Bodmer; thus conditions were most favorable for the rapid spread of English literary influence. The moral weeklies (Moralische Wochenschrijten) that were modelled after the Taller, Spectator, and Guardian* were the principal medium thru which the first seeds of English inspiration were planted in Germany. Beginning with the Verniinjtler in Hamburg (1713),1 these moral weeklies found so much favor and increased so rapidly that by the middle of the century over one hundred and twenty had led a more or less abbreviated existence. 1 Cf. Bibliography, infra, p. 135. * Since the material of this survey follows the chronological order of the Bibliography, Chapter V, only such works are cited as can not readily be found there under the given...

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Title:Edward Young In Germany (volume 2, Nos. 1-3); Historical Surveys, Influence Upon German Literature…Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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