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Friedrich von Hardenberg, who later became known as the poet Novalis, kept a journal between April and July 1797 that captured his moods, thoughts, and observations following the death of his fifteen-year-old fiancée Sophie von Kühn and his dearly loved younger brother Erasmus. The journal’s short, day-to-day entries allow a frank and candid glimpse into the inner life of the maturing poet, and are complemented by selections from Hardenberg’s letters. Taken together, and read in conjunction with the fragments written before, during, and shortly after this period of time, the journal and letters shed light on a process of self-discovery during which Hardenberg became convinced of his poetic vocation and acknowledged this conviction in an act of self-christening, as the poet Novalis.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. i-i
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  1. Title page copyright page
  2. pp. ii-v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vi-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-34
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  1. Selected Letters and Documents 1792–1797
  2. pp. 35-78
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  1. Journal April 18–July 6, 1797
  2. pp. 79-97
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  1. Autobiographical and Biographical Testimonies
  2. pp. 99-136
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  1. Timeline of Events
  2. pp. 137-140
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 141-151
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  1. Select Bibliography, and back cover
  2. pp. 157-161
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 164-168
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791480687
Related ISBN
9780791469699
MARC Record
OCLC
868030719
Pages
159
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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