Assessing Goethe's narrative ruptures, this essay follows their trail in three directions: first through the editor's sudden interruption of Werther producing the post-epistolary multiplicity of voices, second in the alterations Goethe made to the 1787 version of Werther that enhance the theme of rupture itself, and third along the fault-lines delineated in three exemplary "letters of nature" from Werther.
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Sullivan, H.I. (2007). The dangerous quest for nature narratives in Goethe’s Werther: A reading of the ruptured monologue and the ruptured body. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, 14(2), 1-23. doi:10.1093/isle/14.2.1
Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment