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The German Tradition of Self-Cultivation

'Bildung' from Humboldt to Thomas Mann

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The German Tradition of Self-Cultivation by W.H. Bruford
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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 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.
Release date Australia
February 4th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
304
Dimensions
140x216x17
ISBN-13
9780521129008
Product ID
4021927

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