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Author Selwyn, Pamela Eve.

Title Everyday life in the German book trade : Friedrich Nicolai as bookseller and publisher in the age of enlightenment, 1750-1810 / Pamela E. Selwyn
Published University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 419 pages) : 1 map
Series Penn State series in the history of the book
Penn State series in the history of the book.
Summary In his popular book The Germans (1982), Stanford historian Gordon Craig remarked: "When German intellectuals at the end of the eighteenth century talked of living in a Frederican age, they were sometimes referring not to the monarch in Sans Souci, but to his namesake, the Berlin bookseller Friedrich Nicolai." Such was the importance attributed to Nicolai's role in the intellectual life of his age by his own contemporaries. While long neglected by students of the period, who tended to accept the caricature of him as a philistine who failed to recognize Goethe's genius, Nicolai has experienced a resurgence of interest among scholars reexploring the German Enlightenment and the literary marketplace of the eighteenth century. This book, drawing upon Nicolai's large unpublished correspondence, rounds out the picture we have of Nicolai already as author and critic by focusing on his roles as bookseller and publisher and as an Aufkr̃er in the book trade
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nicolai, Friedrich, 1733-1811.
Authors, German -- 18th century -- Biography.
Enlightenment -- Germany.
Publishers and publishing -- Germany -- Biography.
Publishers and publishing -- Germany -- History -- 18th century.
Publishers and publishing -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Germany -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Germany -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0271031158 (electronic bk.)
9780271031156 (electronic bk.)