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The Ginkgo in Recent Literature

Siegfried Unseld

in Goethe & the Ginkgo

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780226841946
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226841953 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226841953.003.0003
The Ginkgo in Recent Literature

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This chapter discusses the depiction of the ginkgo in recent literature, explaining that the ginkgo has become part of literature because of its association with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It discusses works related to the ginkgo, including Frederic Schnack's poem about Goethe's mystical signature with reference to the ginkgo, Peter Handke's essay Versuch über den geglückten Tag, and Joseph Beuy's gingko sculptures.

Keywords: ginkgo; literature; Goethe; Frederic Schnack; Peter Handke

Chapter.  1898 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literature

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