The German Tradition of Self-Cultivation: 'Bildung' from Humboldt to Thomas Mann (2020)

The German Tradition of Self-Cultivation: 'Bildung' from Humboldt to Thomas Mann W.H. Bruford The German Tradition of Self Cultivation Bildung from Humboldt to Thomas Mann In a lecture in Thomas Mann said that the ordinary middle class German had never considered culture to include an interest in politics and still did not do so The idea of the true freedom which
  • Title: The German Tradition of Self-Cultivation: 'Bildung' from Humboldt to Thomas Mann
  • Author: W.H. Bruford
  • ISBN: 9780521129008
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
The German Tradition of Self-Cultivation: 'Bildung' from Humboldt to Thomas Mann W.H. Bruford In a lecture in 1923, Thomas Mann said that the ordinary middle class German had never considered culture to include an interest in politics, and still did not do so The idea of the true freedom which comes to the man who lives as much as possible in the invisible world of culture and accepts as a kind of fate his social, political and material circumstances was indeed atIn a lecture in 1923, Thomas Mann said that the ordinary middle class German had never considered culture to include an interest in politics, and still did not do so The idea of the true freedom which comes to the man who lives as much as possible in the invisible world of culture and accepts as a kind of fate his social, political and material circumstances was indeed at the heart of the German idealism of Goethe s day, and unworldliness went along with very great achievements in literature, scholarship and philosophy Bildung, self cultivation, came to be as natural a requirement of educated, middle class life as sport was in England In this book, originally published in 1975, Professor Bruford provides a sequel to Culture and Society in Classical Weimar 1775 1806 and shows how the ideal of self cultivation entered into the thought of a number of highly individual German philosophers, theologians, poets and novelists, each in his own corner of the rapidly changing world of the nineteenth century.
The German Tradition of Self-Cultivation: 'Bildung' from Humboldt to Thomas Mann W.H. Bruford

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  1. Lobstergirl

    Thomas Mann lectured in 1923 The finest characteristic of the typical German, the best known and also the most flattering to his self esteem, is his inwardness It is no accident that it was the Germans who gave to the world the intellectually stimulating and very humane literary form which we call the novel of personal cultivation and development ed the Bildungsroman Western Europe has its novel of social criticism, to which the Germans regard this other type as their own special counterpart it [...]

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