Women of Letters

Women of Letters

A Study of Self and Genre in the Personal Correspondence of Caroline Schlegel-Schelling, Rahel Levin Varnhagen, and Bettina von Arnim

Margaretmary Daley


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Camden House



Nineteenth-century German women authors explore and extend the genre of books-written-as-letters.
A study of the personal correspondence of leading female writers of the early nineteenth century as viewed from a feminist perspective.


January 1999
184 pages
22.8x15.2 in
Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
ISBN: 9781571131324
Format: Hardback
Camden House
BISAC LIT004290, LIT004170
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'Daley has succeeded in tracing the appeal of correspondence as a method of self-expression to the artists' aspiration and convictions.' GERMANIC NOTES & REVIEWS'A useful introduction to the life and works of these three fascinating but complex writers.' COLLOQUIA GERMANICA' Daley has succeeded in illustrating textually that the inner lives of the women under review possessed their own dynamic, often quite distinct from what was happening in thepublic sphere of their marriages, friendships and social lives.' MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW

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