Item description for Cacilia - Dichtung Und Wahrheit by Katharina Mommsen...
This documentation of the genesis of Goethe's works was compiled in the 1950s by Momme and Katharina Mommsen at the Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften [German Academy of Sciences] in East Berlin. The editorial board of the EGW is currently located at the Georg-August University in Gttingen, where editing of the work continues through the support of the Mommsen Foundation for the Advancement of Goethe Research in California. The work reconstructs and documents the history of the genesis of Goethe's works, based on all of the currently available documents, letters and personal journal entries written by Goethe himself and those close to him. The material includes numerous texts that were previously unknown or largely ignored. The carefully edited documents, which are arranged in chronological order, provide unique insight into the creative processes behind Goethe's works and into both the intellectual and personal cosmos in which Goethe created them. The background of the genesis of his biographical, historical, art-theoretical and natural-scientific writings is also documented.
The first three volumes of the work will be published by Walter de Gruyter in 2006. The first two volumes are reproductions of the volumes originally published in 1958, which have been expanded to include new documents.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 7" Height: 1.2" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2006
Publisher Walter de Gruyter Inc
ISBN 3110189887 ISBN13 9783110189889
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More About Katharina Mommsen
Born in Berlin, Katharina Mommsen was educated at the Universities of Berlin, Freiburg, Mainz, and Tubingen where she received her Ph.D. in 1956. She began her academic career at the age of 24 as a Goethe researcher at the German Academy of Sciences in Berlin and started her teaching careeer at the Free University of Berlin in 1962. She lectured about Goethe in Europe, Asia, Africa and America and held guest professorships in Germany, Canada, and the United States. In 1974, she accepted a Professorship at Stanford University; in 1985, she became the holder of the prestigious endowed Albert Guerard Chair of Literature until her retirement in 1993. Among other awards, Katharina Mommsen received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, a Research Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, an Order of Merit First Class of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Golden Goethe Medal of the International Goethe Society in Weimar. Katharina Mommsen is the author of more than 120 publications, including over a dozen books about Goethe. These are in German. In English, Who is Goethe? was published 1982 in New York. In 2000, Katharina Mommsen founded the Mommsen Foundation for the Advancement of Goethe Research in Palo Alto, California.