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Erik Johan Stagnelius. Minnesteckning
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literature and History of Ideas.
2012 (Swedish)In: Svenska Akademiens handlingar: Fyrtioandra delen 2011 / [ed] Bo Svensén, Stockholm: Svenska Akademien , 2012, 1-132 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This long and scientifically based essay on the Swedish poet Erik Johan Stagnelius is a renewed attempt to read his poems from the vantage point of Schelling and the fundamental notions of longing and the sigh in the poet's writings. This makes it necessary to reread also the philosophy of the gnostically inclined Schelling, in his Treatise on Liberty, where one finds remarkable affinities with the late, Gnostic vision of Stagnelius. The motif of the sigh has many meanings in the latter's writings and cannot be reduced to the yearning of the Absolute in Schelling, but the essay wants to show how fruitful the link is for any interpretation of the grand poetry of the late Stagnelius, in particular from 1817-1823. We do not have to go far away from the main trends of Romanticism to find the negative, heterodox vision at work here. Romantic philosophy is not pure, full as it is of myths, figurations and heterodox elements. And, on the other hand: poetry during this period is not pure, full as it is of philosophical and esoteric visions.     

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Stockholm: Svenska Akademien , 2012. 1-132 p.
, Svenska Akademiens handlingar, ISSN 0349-4543 ; 42
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stagnelius romantiken schelling sucken
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-86878ISBN: 978-91-305170-3OAI: diva2:589992
Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2013-01-21 Last updated: 2013-01-21

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