Friedrich Schiller Poet of Freedom Volume II

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 II of the four volume collection of translations. Volume II includes Schiller Institute English translations of the following:

 
Wilhelm Tell 
The Parasite 
What Is, and to What End Do We Study, Universal History 
The Legislation of Lycurgus and Solon 
On Grace and Dignity 
Kalias, or, On the Beautiful 
The Mission of Moses 

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    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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Publisher
Executive Intelligence Review
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Published on
Sep 7, 2015
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Pages
562
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / History / General
Drama / European / German
Philosophy / Aesthetics
Poetry / European / German
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