Norbert Miller

Norbert Miller, born in 1937, is Professor Emeritus of comparative literature at Berlin's Technical University. He has edited and published anthologies of the works of Jean Paul, Daniel Defoe and Henry Fielding amongst others, and is co-editor of the Munich edition of the complete works of Goethe. His most recent publication is Der Wanderer (Goethe in Italien, 2002).


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Eternity Enshrined in Black and White

Eternity Enshrined in Black and White

“Letters are just thinner books,” Jean Paul once said, and that certainly holds true in his case. His love letters – to Charlotte von Kalb, Emilie von Berlepsch, Caroline von Feuchtersleben ...

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The colossal power of music

The colossal power of music

Mozart revealed his secrets to him late in life; Beethoven remained a closed mystery to him; and Schubert went unnoticed – but nevertheless, for Goethe, music remained a lifedetermining force ...

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The Wanderer

The Wanderer

For cultured people in the 18th century, a journey to Italy represented both the completion of their education and a ritual of initiation. Goethe was 37 years old when he was able to fulfil that ...

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1986 Strawberry Hill. Horace Walpole und die Ästhetik der schönen Unregelmäßigkeit
1987 Bausteine zu einer Poetik der Moderne. Festschrift für Walter Höllerer
1988 Beziehungszauber. Musik in der modernen Dichtung
Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, Band 7, Zusammen mit Carl Dahlhaus
2002 Von Nachtstücken und anderen erzählten Bildern.
Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, Band 16
2002 Der Wanderer. Goethe in Italien
2009 Die ungeheure Gewalt der Musik. Goethe und seine Komponisten
2012 Fonthill Abbey. Die dunkle Welt des William Beckford.