Lessing"s Nathan the Wise and the critics, 1779-1991
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Published by Camden House in Columbia, SC .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim, 1729-1781

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [93]-116) and index.

StatementJo-Jacqueline Eckardt.
SeriesLiterary criticism in perspective
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT2399 .E25 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 121 p. ;
Number of Pages121
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1396623M
ISBN 101879751437
LC Control Number93004059

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  Eckardt's "Lessing's 'Nathan the Wise' and the Critics: " offers a synopsis of the best Lessing criticism (and some of the most wrong-headed!) The special focus is on his famous play about religious tolerance, "Nathan the Wise" ().Pages: lessing's "nathan the wise" and the critics: columbia, sc: camden house p. (studies in german literature, linguistics and culture: literary criticism in perspective). Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Nathan the Wise (Nathan der Weise) was published in Germany in , although its performance was forbidden by the church during the lifetime of author Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. The highly influential play had its premiere in Berlin and has since been translated into many languages and adapted for performances around the world/5(5). The wise Nathan in Lessing's "dramatic poem" of knows how to help: He tells Sultan Saladin a story that has become known as a "ring parable" and as a plea for tolerance and moral action. In Lessing's classic, five-act drama, the conflicts finally break into a true embrace/5.

Lessing's calm, beautiful lesson of charity, this noblest of his plays--"Nathan the Wise." But Lessing's health was shattered, and he survived his wife only three years. He died in , leaving imperishable influence for good upon the minds of men, but so poor in what the world calls wealth, that his funeral had to be paid for by a Duke of. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was born on the 22nd of January, , eldest of ten sons of a pious and learned minister of Camenz in the Oberlausitz, who had two daughters also. As a child Lessing delighted in books, and had knowledge beyond his years when he went to school, in Meissen, at the age of. Nathan the Wise (original German title: Nathan der Weise) is a play published by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing in It is a fervent plea for religious tolerance. It was never performed during Lessing's lifetime and was first performed in at the Döbbelinsches Theater in premiered: Döbbelinsches Theater, Berlin. Lessing was a playwright, scholar, poet, archeologist, philosopher, and critic. His genius is evident in the works collected in this volume, which includes the comedy Minna von Barnhelm, the tragedy Emilia, Galotti, Nathan the Wise, The Jews (and related correspondence), Ernst and Falk: Conversations for the Freemasons, and selections from philosophical and theological/5.

Lessing was a playwright, scholar, poet, archeologist, philosopher, and critic. His genius is evident in the works collected in this volume, which includes the comedy Minna von Barnhelm, the tragedy Emilia, Galotti, Nathan the Wise, The Jews (and related correspondence), Ernst and Falk: Conversations for the Freemasons, and selections from philosophical and theological writings> Category. Lessing's calm, beautiful lesson of charity, this noblest of his plays--"Nathan the Wise." But Lessing's health was shattered, and he survived his wife only three years. He died in , leaving imperishable influence for good upon the minds of men, but so poor in what the world calls wealth, that his funeral had to be paid for by a Duke of 1/5. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (/ ˈ l ɛ s ɪ ŋ /; German: [ˈɡɔt.hɔlt ˈɛf.ʁa.iːm ˈlɛ.sɪŋ] (); 22 January – 15 February ) was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and an outstanding representative of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German mater: Leipzig University, University of Wittenberg. Complete summary of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's Nathan the Wise. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Nathan the Wise.