The Baroness Ann Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein’s “De L’Allemagne.”
Following its 1810 publication in
Immersed once again in Literature and Music of the Period, with great contentment I continue my antique studies. Now onto Volume II. Like the works of Goethe, Schiller, Carlyle and Heinrich Heine, Madame de Staël’s “Of Germany” is a valuable reflection of the literary figures of the Romantic Period … its attitudes and times.
For now, de Staël on German Poetry:
The genius by which it is inspired addresses our Hearts,
And seems to call forth the Spirit of our Lives.