Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

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German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781)


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He concludes with a brief chapter on the period since the Enlightenment that examines the writings of Giambattista Vico, Gotthold Lessing, and Johann Gottfried Herder.
Bach, Gotthold Lessing, Friedrich Schiller, Immanuel Kant, and so on) to his aid in denouncing Fischer's denigration of the many-sidedness and greatness of the German humanistic tradition.
Jacobs begins by looking at the structural anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss, then moves to the twentieth-century novelist Ford Madox Ford (the subject of two chapters), Gotthold Lessing, the 18th-century German philosopher and art critic, the translator (as literary critic) Walter Benjamin, and the critic (as deconstructionist) Paul de Man, and concludes with a discussion of two poets, William Wordsworth and Rainer Maria Rilke.
Paolo Gallarati focuses narrowly on an oligarchy of thinkers and artists headed by Immanuel Kant, with leading roles for Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Gotthold Lessing, and William Shakespeare (filtered through Storm-and-Stress enthusiasm).