Translated title of the contribution: Infanticide

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The article outlines the implications of infanticide, a major theme in the writings of the Sturm und Drang, with special emphasis on Goethe, his use of the motif in 'Faust', and his treatment of this crime in his role as minister of state in the Duchy of Saxe-Weimar.
Translated title of the contributionInfanticide
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationHandbuch Sturm und Drang
EditorsMatthias Luserke-Jaqui
Place of PublicationBerlin
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-11-038025-5, 978-3-05-009323-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-05-005572-5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017


  • Infanticide
  • Sturm und Drang
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
  • Literature
  • 18th century

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