Friedrich Schiller Poet of Freedom Volume 4

Friedrich Schiller Poet of Freedom

Book 4
Executive Intelligence Review
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 Friedrich Schiller, the great German classical poet and friend of the American Revolution, assigned to art the task of ennobling the spirit of Man, especially at those times when political circumstances are most unfavorable, men most degraded, and when the qualities of genius are most urgently required to find a way to avert political catastrophe. 

     Reading Schiller’s poetry, as well as his historical, philosophical, and aesthetic works, has precisely the effect on the sensitive reader of which Schiller informed us--to produce in the reader an ennobling power which then continues to exist long after the reading is done. 

     This is volume IV of the four volume collection of translations. Volume IV includes Schiller Institute English translations of the following:

Mary Stuart

The Artists

Shakespeare's Shade

Some Thoughts on the First Human Society . . .

Philosophy of Physiology

On the Reason We Take Pleasure in Tragic Subjects

On Tragic Art

On the Employment of the Chorus in Tragedy

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About the author

     Schiller fulfilled his own ideal concept, namely, to elevate, “jokingly and playfully,” the public up to his own level, and he demanded of himself the very highest standard.  Schiller’s concept of beautiful humanity, of the “beautiful soul” represents the noblest image ever drawn of the potential of human beings.  A human being possessing a beautiful soul, is he in whom reason and feeling, duty and passion coalesce, he who does his duty with joy.  It is the genius who lawfully extends and creatively restores all limits.

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Executive Intelligence Review
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Published on
Sep 20, 2015
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Drama / European / German
History / Ancient / Egypt
Poetry / European / German
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