From Goethe to the present, the proper reception of the works of Achim von Amim has suffered from their illusion of dissonance. Recent criticism, however, has demonstrated structural complexity where once was seen structural confusion. This study synthesizes two trends in the post-war reception of Arnim and demonstrates, with Isabella von Agypten as example, that a fundamental electromagnetic cosmology informs Arnim's poetics.
Copyright © 1987, Heidelberg. This article first appeared in Euphorion: 81:3 (1987), 219-239.
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Bonfiglio, Thomas Paul. "Electric Affinities: Arnim and Schelling's Naturphilosophie." Euphorion 81, no. 3 (1987): 217-39.