Craig, Charlotte M. (ed.)
Essays Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of His Birth
Year of Publication: 1992
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1992. XV, 152 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-2132-2 hardback (Hardcover)
Weight: 0.410 kg, 0.904 lbs
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This volume of essays is to commemorate Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799) on the occasion of the two-hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his birth. The brilliant eighteenth-century German physicist, philosopher/essayist is particularly noted for his significant aphoristic production. The contributors represented are American and Canadian scholars who are treating a variety of topics within Lichtenberg's intellectual and literary sphere. The study seeks to augment Lichtenberg scholarship by illuminating topics not heretofore addressed.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Author: Charlotte M. Craig is Professor of German in the Department of Foreign Languages, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. A United States citizen born in Czechoslovakia, she received her B.A. from the University of Puget Sound, her M.A. from the University of Arizona, and her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She has previously taught at the University of Kansas, George Washington University, and Schiller International University, Heidelberg, Germany. In addition to numerous articles in professional journals, she is the author of Christoph Martin Wieland as the Originator of the Modern Travesty in German Literature, and she is General Editor of the series The Enlightenment: German and Interdisciplinary Studies.
«This collection of essays, looking as it does both backwards from Lichtenberg's time and forward to our own, provides a useful contribution to the growing literature on this enigmatic thinker.» (John P. Heins, Lessing Yearbook)
«...extremely readable...suited for both an introduction to Lichtenberg and for an addition to the growing body of Lichtenberg research.» (Ralph W. Buechler, Monatshefte)
«Die kleine, ausgewogen komponierte Festschrift øist! nicht nur angenehm lesbar; es ist auch höchst lesenswert, was die Spezialisten des Eighteenth-Century German und Kennerinnen des Enlightenment aus den USA und Kanada mitzuteilen haben. ...In summa eine willkommmenes und würdiges, zudem ansehnlich eingepacktes Jubiläumsgeschenk.» (Bernd Achenbach, Lichtenberg-Jahrbuch)
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General Editor: Charlotte M. Craig