Zur Unverständlichkeit von Chiffren und Hieroglyphen der Natur in der Prosa der Frühromantik

Agnieszka Katarzyna Haas

Abstract

The present article The incomprehensibility of ciphers and hieroglyphs of nature in the German prose of early Romanticism discusses the Book of Nature metaphor in the German literature of early Romanticism in its relation to the rhetorical devices which represent the spiritual character of nature. Particular attention was devoted to the problem of the impossibility of understanding the cipher and hieroglyphs of nature claimed by Romantic poets. The Book of Nature was understood in earlier rhetoric as God’s message to human beings. At the beginning of the 19th century, nature was considered as a mysterious cipher becoming less and less understandable. The article raises the question as to what kind of rhetorical devices show the spiritual character of nature and in what way the topos is used to show the problem of limited linguistic and cognitive capacity in the literature of around 1800.
Author Agnieszka Katarzyna Haas (FL / IGP)
Agnieszka Katarzyna Haas,,
- Institute of German Philology
Other language title versionsThe incomprehensibility of ciphers and hieroglyphs of nature in the German prose of early Romanticism
Journal seriesStudia Germanica Gedanensia, ISSN 1230-6045, (B 8 pkt)
Issue year2018
Vol38
Pages43-61
Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in EnglishBook of Nature, early Romanticism, Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis), Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, rhetorical devices
DOIDOI:10.26881/sgg.2018.38.03
Languagede niemiecki
Score (nominal)8
ScoreMinisterial score = 8.0, 30-09-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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