Die heroische Moral des Nihilismus: Schiller und Alfieri
[The Ethics of Nihilism: Schiller and Alfieri]
Aims and Scope
The heroes of Schiller’s and Alfieri’s plays experience the hubris and despair that arise from knowing that man is a “god banished into a world of worms.” In his study, Paolo Panizzo identifies a paradigm shift in the work of these late Enlightenment playwrights: from the old European idea of heroic stoicism to the new modern notion of heroic nihilism.
- Approx. 444 pages
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- Schiller, Friedrich von; Alfieri, Vittorio; tragedy