The "Age of Goethe" is considered the most appropriate description of the unprecedented German cultural efflorescence from Sturm und Drang through Romanticism. The contributors to this volume have attempted to look at the authors with fresh eyes, to re-examine their place in the literary canon, to examine the works themselves rather than the secondary literature about them. They also have devoted special attention to the matter of the primary bibliography of each author, as in some cases it was discovered that no reliable bibliography of any kind existed. As a result of this emphasis on the bibliographical aspect of each author\'s literary production, even the specialists will find information in some entries that were previously unavailable in English or German reference works.
47 entries include: Ernst Moritz Arndt, Bonaventura, Clemens Brentano, Heinrich Hein, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Friedrich Holderlin, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Heinrich von Kleist, Novalis, Ferdinand Jakob Raimund, Arthur Schopenhauer, Ludwig Tieck.