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Van der Laan, James M. 1955-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 1,872 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James M Van der Laan
Seeking meaning for Goethe's Faust by James M Van der Laan( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of the many variations on the Faust-myth, Goethe's remains especially provocative and laden with meaning and is the work most responsible for determining the subsequent character of the Faust archetype. His Faust reflects an individual who asserts, yet wrestles unrelentingly with the futility of faith, the bankruptcy of knowledge and the loss of meaning. One of the greatest texts of both German and world literature, Faust, Parts I and II, confronts us with pressing questions about rebellion and suffering, faith and its loss, reality and simulation, order and chaos, weakness and power, technology and human improvement. This monograph offers a new interpretation of Goethe's famous play, emphasizing its continuing significance today."--Jacket
The Faustian century : German literature and culture in the age of Luther and Faustus by James M Van der Laan( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reformation and Renaissance, though segregated into distinct disciplines today, interacted and clashed intimately in Faust, the great figure that attained European prominence in the anonymous 1587 Historia von D. Johann Fausten. The original Faust behind Goethe's great drama embodies a remote culture. In his century, Faust evolved from an obscure cipher to a universal symbol. The age explored here as ""the Faustian century"" invested the Faustbuch and its theme with a symbolic significance still of exceptional relevance today. The new essays in this volume complement one a
Narratives of technology by James M Van der Laan( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book documents and investigates the stories we have told and continue to tell about technology - now the dominant feature of our civilization - in fiction, non-fiction, film, and advertising. It answers important questions about the meanings people ascribe to technology, the hopes and fears we express in the different narratives, the effect of those narratives upon us, and the new forms of myth those narratives represent. 'Narratives of Technology' offers an approach grounded in the humanities, adding another perspective to that of social scientists and technologists."--Back cover
Seeking meaning in Goethe's Faust by James M Van der Laan( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of the many variations on the Faust-myth, Goethe's remains especially provocative and laden with meaning and is the work most responsible for determining the subsequent character of the Faust archetype. His Faust reflects an individual who asserts, yet wrestles unrelentingly with the futility of faith, the bankruptcy of knowledge and the loss of meaning. One of the greatest texts of both German and world literature, Faust, Parts I and II, confronts us with pressing questions about rebellion and suffering, faith and its loss, reality and simulation, order and chaos, weakness and power, technology and human improvement. This monograph offers a new interpretation of Goethe's famous play, emphasizing its continuing significance today."--Jacket
The German essay of the eighteenth century : an ecology by James M Van der Laan( )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of language and national identity for Holocaust poet, Paul Celan by James M Van der Laan( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking Meaning for Goethe's Faust (Continuum Literary Studies) by James M Van der Laan( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How the Internet shapes religious life, or the medium is itself the message by James M Van der Laan( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Das tauffbuchlin verdeudscht" : Martin Luther, book production, and bibliography by James M Van der Laan( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Der Laan, J. M. van 1955-

Der Laan, James M. van 1955-

Laan, J. M. van der 1955-

Laan, James M. van der 1955-

Van der Laan, J. M. 1955-

Van der Laan, J. M. van der 1955-

Van der Laan, James M. 1955-

VanDerLaan, J. M. 1955-

VanDerLaan, James M. 1955-

Languages
English (34)

Covers
Seeking meaning in Goethe's Faust