Poetische kuriosität oder dichterisches experiment? Ludwig August Unzer und seine nänie im Chinesischen geschmack

Translated title of the contribution: Poetic curiosity or poetical experiment? Ludwig August Unzer and his elegy in Chinese taste

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Abstract

The essay presents Unzer's elegy Vou-ti bey Tsin-nas Grabe as an early example of poetical experimentation with Chinese language and philosophy. It interprets the poem within the context of 18th century European «Chinoiseries» and the discussion of Chinese gardens as an attempt to introduce to German readers what can be considered as a unique «Chinese taste». As the essay argues, Unzer's idea was that in order to perfect our own aesthetic taste, we should take into consideration aesthetical values that are different from our own.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)489-507
Number of pages19
JournalDeutsche Vierteljahrsschrift fur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte
Volume85
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec
Externally publishedYes

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