Cover

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Frontmatter

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Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia

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pp. iii-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

Like the original manuscript of Novalis's Encyclopaedia, which for many years traveled the world in the hands of private collectors (and was therefore "lost to scholarship"), this translation has likewise gone on its own scattered wanderings in the last seven years. From the sun-scorched Australian outback to the small German university town of Erlangen, from the vibrant metropolis of modern ...

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Introduction

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pp. ix-xxx

Friedrich von Hardenberg, or Novalis as he later chose to call himself in print, still remains a rather obscure figure in the English-speaking world. If known at all, it is mostly as the German Romantic poet of the blue flower, whose fianceee, Sophie, died young--and like Petrarch for Laura and Dante for Beatrice before him, penned sublime lyrical words to immortalize his beloved.1Or perhaps one ...

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Text by Novalis: Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia(Das Allgemeine Brouillion)

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pp. 1-190

1.large fleshy bodies of seals. Fish.> 2. 3. ART OF POETRY. Epithets of the Greek poets--thoroughly picturesque significance --E.g. In Juno, the eyes set the tone and so on. Theory of ideal proportions. 4. MEDICINE. Proportions of an illness--elementary proportions.--In one illness, the stomach sets the tone, in another, the lungs and so on.

Appendix: Extracts from the Freiberg Natural Scientific Studies (1798/99)

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pp. 191-222

Notes to Introduction

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pp. 223-231

Notes to Text by Novalis

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pp. 231-264

Notes to Appendix

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pp. 265-268

Select Bibliography

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pp. 269-274

Index

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pp. 275-290