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The Russian Image of Goethe, Volume 1
Goethe in Russian Literature of the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

André von Gronicka

224 pages | 6 x 9
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512808230 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.
An Anniversary Collection volume

"Gronicka gives an admirably concise, learned, and well-documented factual account of Russian literary relations to Goethe. . . . He makes use of unpublished materials and offers rich notes and an admirably complete bibliography."—Comparative Literature Studies

"Von Gronicka's book represents the first study in a western language which deals with the interpretation of Goethe in Russia and with the creative reception of Goethe's oeuvre in Russian literature. . . . The interaction of Goethe with Russian literature represents an important phase in Russia's Geistesgeschichte."—Germanistic

"Von Gronicka has brought to his task a sensitive mind, at home in both the literatures involved, and remarkable powers of organization and condensation. What he has done here toward a reasoned and balanced conspectus of Goethe's early impact on Russia is novel and should prove highly durable."—Russian Review

"It is a 'must' for every student with interest in this field."—Modern Language Journal

"This study is by no means merely a philological treasure-trove, a compendium for Goethe-researchers. Rather it is a thoroughly readable, scholarly work with appeal to a broad reading public. One eagerly awaits the appearance of the second volume."—German Quarterly

The University of Pennsylvania Press is pleased to reissue in two volumes von Gronicka's study. The first volume discusses the early Russian reaction to Goethe and his work and his effect on Zhukovski (Goethe's translator and interpreter), Pushkin, Lermontov, the Pushkin Pleiade and the Decembrists, the Russian Romanticists, and the Westerners (Stankevich, Belinksi, and Herzen).

André von Gronicka was Emeritus Professor of Modern German Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the author of Henry von Heiseler: A Russo-German Writer.

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