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Guthke, Karl Siegfried 1933-

Overview
Works: 200 works in 821 publications in 5 languages and 13,045 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Biographies  Bibliography  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Collector, Creator, pos
Classifications: PN1907, 808.25
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karl Siegfried Guthke
Das deutsche bürgerliche Trauerspiel by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

59 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern tragicomedy; an investigation into the nature of the genre by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

9 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhart Hauptmann : Weltbild im Werk by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

31 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in German and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gender of death : a cultural history in art and literature by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last frontier : imagining other worlds, from the Copernican revolution to modern science fiction by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

B. Traven : the life behind the legends by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last words : variations on a theme in cultural history by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether Goethe actually cried "More light!" on his deathbed, or whether Conrad Hilton checked out of this world after uttering "Leave the shower curtain on the inside of the tub," last words, regardless of authenticity, have long captured the imagination of Western society. In this playfully serious investigation based on factual accounts, anecdotes, literary works, and films, Karl S. Guthke explores the cultural importance of those words spoken at the border between this world and the next. The exit lines of both famous and ordinary people embody a sense of drama and truthfulness that fulfills a widespread public expectation, and they reveal much about our thoughts on living and dying. Why are we so interested in last words? Presenting statements from such figures as Socrates, Nathan Hale, Marie Antoinette, and Oscar Wilde ("I am dying as I have lived, beyond my means"), Guthke examines our fascination in terms of our need for closure, our desire for immortality, and our attraction to the mystique of death scenes. The author considers both authentic and invented final statements as he looks at the formation of symbols and legends and their function in our culture. Last words, handed down from generation to generation like cultural heirlooms, have a good chance of surviving in our collective memory. They are shown to epitomize a life, convey a sense of irony, or play to an audience, as in the case of the assassinated Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, who is said to have died imploring journalists: "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."
Wege zur Literatur. Studien zur deutschen Dichtungs-und Geistesgeschichte by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

15 editions published in 1967 in German and English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literarisches Leben im achtzehnten Jahrhundert in Deutschland und in der Schweiz by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte und Poetik der deutschen Tragikomödie by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

14 editions published in 1961 in German and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Mythologie der entgötterten Welt; ein literarisches Thema von der Aufklärung bis zur Gegenwart by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Leid im Werke Gerhart Hauptmanns; fünf Studien by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

26 editions published in 1958 in German and English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schillers Dramen : Idealismus und Skepsis by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die moderne Tragikomödie; Theorie und Gestalt by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in German and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Stand der Lessing-Forschung. Ein Bericht über die Literatur von 1932-1962 by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

14 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englische Vorromantik und deutscher Sturm und Drang; M.G. Lewis' Stellung in der Geschichte der deutsch-englischen Literaturbeziehungen by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in German and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Abenteuer der Literatur : Studien zum literarischen Leben der deutschsprachigen Länder von der Aufklärung bis zum Exil by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in German and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hallers Literaturkritik by Albrecht von Haller( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haller, Albrecht von / Literaturgeschichte
Geistiger Handelsverkehr : Streifzüge im Zeitalter der Weltliteratur : mit Erinnerungen von Karl S. Guthke an die "Goldenen Jahre" der akademischen Migration by Karl Siegfried Guthke( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The gender of death : a cultural history in art and literature
Alternative Names
Guthke, K. S. 1933-

Guthke, K. S. (Karl Siegfried), 1933-

Guthke, Karl S.

Guthke, Karl S. 1933-

Guthke, Karl S. (Karl Siegfried)

Guthke, Karl S. (Karl Siegfried), 1933-

Guthke, Karl Siegfried

Guthke, Karl Siegfried 1933-

Karl Siegfried Guthke

Karl Siegfried Guthke Duits germanist

Karl Siegfried Guthke German germanist and specialist in literature

グートケ, カール・S

Languages
German (260)

English (67)

French (2)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Last words : variations on a theme in cultural history