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Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture

Katja Garloff


Since the late eighteenth century, writers and thinkers have used the idea of love—often unrequited or impossible love—to comment on the changing cultural, social, and political position of Jews in the German-speaking countries. This book asks what it means for literature (and philosophy) to use love between individuals as a metaphor for group relations. This question is of renewed interest today, when theorists of multiculturalism turn toward love in their search for new models of particularity and universality. The book is structured around two transformative moments in German Jewish culture ... More

Keywords: love, unrequited love, impossible love, Jews, German-speaking countries, German Jewish culture, Jewish emancipation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501704963
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501704963.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katja Garloff, author
Reed College