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Transatlantic Echoes free pdf Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was a world traveler, bestselling writer, and versatile researcher, a European salon sensation and global celebrity. Yet the enormous literary echo he generated has remained largely unexplored. Humboldt inspired generations of authors, from Goethe and Byron to Enzensberger and Garcia Marquez, to reflect on cultural difference, colonial ideology, and the relation between aesthetics and science. This collection of one-hundred texts features tales of adventure, travel reports, novellas, memoirs, letters, poetry, drama, screenplays, and even comics - many for the first time in English. The selection covers the foundational myths and magical realism of Latin America, the intellectual independence of Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, and Whitman in the United States, discourses in Imperial, Weimar, Nazi, East and West Germany, as well as recent films and fiction. This documented source book addresses scholars in cultural and postcolonial studies as well as readers in history and comparative literature.

About Rex Clark

Rex Clark is a Lecturer in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He studied at the Freie Universitat Berlin and the University of Illinois in Urbana, researching the history of travel guides and travel discourse in the eighteenth century and focusing on Friedrich Nicolai, Georg Forster, and Alexander von Humboldt. He has published articles on digital media, postcolonial travel theory, and the reception of Alexander von Humboldt. Oliver Lubrich is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Universitat Bern in Switzerland. Previously, he was Junior Professor of Rhetoric at the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature and the Cluster of Excellence "Languages of Emotion" at the Freie Universitat Berlin. He (co-)edited Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos and the first German publication of Vues des Cordilleres (2004), the Chimborazo Diary (2006), the ethnographic and political essays as well as Central Asia (2009). Lubrich's Travels in the Reich, 1933 - 45 was published by the University of Chicago Press (2010).

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Author : Rex Clark
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Data Published : 23 May 2012
ISBN : 0857452657
EAN : 9780857452658
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 480 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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