Bettina von Arnim Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Blackwell, Jeannine. “Fractured Fairy Tales: German Women Authors and the Grimm Tradition.” The Germanic Review 62, no. 4 (fall 1987): 162-74.

Studies two of Arnim's fairy tales, “Der Königssohn” and Gritta.

Corkhill, Alan. “Female Language Theory in the Age of Goethe: Three Case Studies.” Modern Language Review 94, no. 4 (October 1999): 1041-53.

Discusses the work of three prominent female authors in the early nineteenth century: Sophie Mereau-Brentano, Rahel Varnhagen von Ense, and Bettina Brentano-von Arnim.

Hoock-Demarle, Marie-Claire. “The Nineteenth Century: Insights of Contemporary Women Writers.” In Woman as Mediatrix: Essays on Nineteenth-Century European Women Writers, edited by Avriel H. Goldberger, pp. 1-12. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Analyzes the work of three women writers of the nineteenth century: Mary Wollstonecraft, Bettina Brentano-von Arnim, and Flora Tristan, identifying common strategies in their writings on social issues.

Kaiser, Nancy A. “A Dual Voice: Mary Shelley and Bettina von Arnim.” In Identity and Ethos: A Festschrift for Sol Liptzin on the Occasion of His 85th Birthday, edited by Mark H. Gelber, pp. 211-33. New York: Peter Lang, 1986.

Compares the ways that Shelley and Arnim asserted themselves as intelligent, creative women in an era that severely limited female self-expression.

St. Armand, Barton Levi. “Veiled Ladies: Dickinson, Bettine, and Transcendental Mediumship.” Studies in the American Renaissance (1987): 1-51.

Compares Arnim's work with the poetry of Emily Dickinson, with an emphasis on the special affinity with nature each woman had.

Tatlock, Lynne. “The Young Germans in Praise of Famous Women: Ambivalent Advocates.” German Life and Letters 39, no. 3 (April 1986): 193-209.

Explores the ambiguous relationship between the group of writers known as the Young Germans toward women in general and toward three female writers in particular: Rahel Varnhagen, Bettina von Arnim, and Charlotte Stieglitz.

Additional coverage of Bettina von Arnim's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 90; Literature Resource Center; Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Vol. 38.