The Resource Necessary luxuries : books, literature, and the culture of consumption in Germany, 1770/1815, Matt Erlin

Necessary luxuries : books, literature, and the culture of consumption in Germany, 1770/1815, Matt Erlin

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Necessary luxuries : books, literature, and the culture of consumption in Germany, 1770/1815
Title
Necessary luxuries
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books, literature, and the culture of consumption in Germany, 1770/1815
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Matt Erlin
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eng
Summary
The consumer revolution of the eighteenth century brought new and exotic commodities to Europe from abroad--coffee, tea, spices, and new textiles to name a few. Yet one of the most widely distributed luxury commodities in the period was not new at all, and was produced locally: the book. In Necessary Luxuries, Matt Erlin considers books and the culture around books during this period, focusing specifically on Germany where literature, and the fine arts in general, were the subject of soul-searching debates over the legitimacy of luxury in the modern world. Building on recent work done in the fields of consumption studies as well as the New Economic Criticism, Erlin combines intellectual-historical chapters (on luxury as a concept, luxury editions, and concerns about addictive reading) with contextualized close readings of novels by Campe, Wieland, Moritz, Novalis, and Goethe. As he demonstrates, artists in this period were deeply concerned with their status as luxury producers. The rhetorical strategies they developed to justify their activities evolved in dialogue with more general discussions regarding new forms of discretionary consumption. By emphasizing the fragile legitimacy of the fine arts in the period, Necessary Luxuries offers a fresh perspective on the broader trajectory of German literature in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, recasting the entire period in terms of a dynamic unity, rather than simply as a series of literary trends and countertrends
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Erlin, Matt
Dewey number
028/.9094309033
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1003.5.G4
LC item number
E73 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Books and reading
  • Intellectual life
  • Germany
  • Buch
  • Lesen
  • Literatur
  • Rezeption
  • Geistesleben
  • Literaturproduktion
  • Deutschland
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Necessary luxuries : books, literature, and the culture of consumption in Germany, 1770/1815, Matt Erlin
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctt5hh26b
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Guilty pleasures -- The conceptual landscape of luxury in Germany -- Thinking about luxury editions in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Germany -- The appetite for reading around 1800 -- The enlightenment novel as artifact: J.H. Campe's Robinson der Jüngere and C.M. Wieland's Der goldne Spiegel -- Karl Philipp Moritz and the system of needs -- Products of the imagination: mining, luxury, and the Romantic artist in Novalis's Heinrich von Ofterdingen -- Symbolic economies in Goethe's Die Wahlverwandtschaften -- Conclusion: Useful subjects?
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780801470431
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computer
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rdamedia
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JSTOR
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not applicable
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remote
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22573/ctt592xv2
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  • (OCoLC)881429765
  • (OCoLC)ocn881429765
Label
Necessary luxuries : books, literature, and the culture of consumption in Germany, 1770/1815, Matt Erlin
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctt5hh26b
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Guilty pleasures -- The conceptual landscape of luxury in Germany -- Thinking about luxury editions in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Germany -- The appetite for reading around 1800 -- The enlightenment novel as artifact: J.H. Campe's Robinson der Jüngere and C.M. Wieland's Der goldne Spiegel -- Karl Philipp Moritz and the system of needs -- Products of the imagination: mining, luxury, and the Romantic artist in Novalis's Heinrich von Ofterdingen -- Symbolic economies in Goethe's Die Wahlverwandtschaften -- Conclusion: Useful subjects?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470431
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt592xv2
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881429765
  • (OCoLC)ocn881429765

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