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The Joys of Young Werther (1775)

- May 7, 2019 in defecation, German romanticism, Goethe, hollywood, J. W. Goethe, parody, romanticism, satire, suicide, The Sorrows of Young Werther, Weltschmerz, Werther-Effekt

A year after Goethe’s tale of teenage angst and suicide came this satire giving it a Hollywood ending.

Rambling Reflections: On Summers in Switzerland and Sheffield

- December 11, 2018 in Featured Articles, flâneur, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Karl phillip moritz, Literature, Philosophy, romanticism, Rousseau, w.g. sebald, walking, Yorkshire

In the footsteps of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Karl Philipp Moritz — from the peace of Lake Biel to the rugged Peaks — Seán Williams considers the connection between walking and writing.