Goethe's Social Philosophy
As Revealed in "Campagne in Frankreich" and "Belagerung von Mainz"
Steer, Alfred G. Jr.
In this study originally published in 1955, Steer explores the importance of Goethe's family concept in two autobiographical works, "Campagne in Frankreich" and "Belagerung von Mainz". Through a close textual analysis, Steer argues that at the center of both pieces is Goethe's conception of the family as "Urform" of society.
KeywordsPhilosophy; German literature
PublisherUniversity of North Carolina Press
Publication date and placeChapel Hill, 1955
SeriesUNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures, 15
Literature: history & criticism