Novel Poetics of Goethe’s Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre Eine Zarte Empirie

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Table of Contents

Table of contents (main headings):
1. The tradition of the self-reflexive text: Daphnis and Chloe; Laurence Sterne, Jean Paul; reception history of the Wanderjahre
2. Reader, writer and text in Goethe’s work: Die Leiden des Jungen Werther; Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre; Die Wahlverwandtschaften
3. Reader and writer in the Wanderjahre: text-internal narrator; Wilhelm; Lenardo; Makarie; Excursus – Die neue Melusine, a paradigm of mis-reading
4. ‘A very intricate work of art’ : Wanderjahre as a paradigm of ‘world literature’; interaction of text and image; weaving the labyrinth of the text; Excursus – Wer ist der Verräter?
Epilogue: the aesthetic of the open work
Bibliography; Index

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