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The Merchant in German Literature of the Enlightenment

by Cleve, John W. Van Paperback / softback , 192 pages
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The University of North Carolina Press 
30/05/2020 
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Analyses the influence of the merchant class on what Leo Balet termed the Verburgerlichung (the'becoming middle-class') of German literature during the eighteenth century. John Van Cleve describes the origins and development of the class and examines its successive images in works by Haller, Schnabel, Schlegel, Gellert, Lessing, and others.

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