Modern cosmopolitans are compulsive explorers in search of knowledge of world cultures; their role as translators of different languages enhances cross-cultural understanding. Defined as "world citizen", the cosmopolitan emerges as a habitual city-dweller whose existence coincides with the emergence of the modern metropolis. Whether as Kant's blueprint for "world peace" or Goethe's "world literature", this study of cosmo-politanism introduces profiles of authors and intellectuals whose contribution to German and Austrian literary culture spans the globe.
|Title of host publication||Cosmopolitans in the modern world|
|Subtitle of host publication||Studies on a theme in German and Austrian literary culture|
|Place of Publication||Münich (DE)|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||3-89129-629-0, 978-3-89129-629-5|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|