From romantic aesthetics to the art of style: young Nietzsche’s connections with August Koberstein

Anna Hartmann Cavalcanti About the author

Abstract:

The aim of this article is to investigate the increasingly prominent place that the question of the form of expression takes in Nietzsche’s writings between the end of his school studies and his first years of university studies. I intend to elucidate the analysis developed by Koberstein in his work Outline of the History of German National Literature on the issue of the form of expression in the romantic movement, to then show how Nietzsche’s growing interest in the use of expressive resources in the old poems unfolded during the university period in his search for a stylistic art that would be understood as a link between art and science.

Keywords:
Nietzsche; Koberstein; style; literature; philosophy; romantic aesthetics

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