Books & Essays

The Fairies by Ludwig Tieck: A New Translation and Edition from Sage Cabin Publishers

“Tieck shows us how the philosopher can inspire the artist.” -- Rudolf Steiner “Ludwig Tieck reveals how the Goetheanism of the first half of the nineteenth century was mirrored in a receptive personality; how something like a memory of the great ancient periods...

Essay: Shakespeare & Novalis

Essay by Bruce Donehower “Now I begin to intuit what makes Shakespeare so unique. It may awaken in me divinatory powers . . .” – Novalis At the local group’s meeting on November 28, 2020, I presented a brief summary of an essay that originally appeared in the 2001...

Book Review: Fine Matter

A Review of Philip Thatcher’s Fine Matter by Fred Dennehy Fred’s review first appeared in the 2020 summer/fall issue of Being Human. Owen Barfield, in characterizing the experience of poetry as "a felt change of consciousness," goes on to pinpoint poetic pleasure to...

Book Review: The Birth of Novalis

The Birth of Novalis: Friedrich von Hardenberg's Journal of 1797, with Selected Letters and Documents by Bruce Donehower. (SUNY series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory). Reviews “This book offers, for the very first time, a reliable and lucid translation...