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Reception and reviews of works by José Ortega y Gasset in German journals during the Weimar Republic

Damir Velički

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Following the theoretical starting points clarifying the term “reception” based on the theory of reception itself and its representatives, especially Jauss and Iser, and the concept of review, the paper also analyses historical and social situations. The interest of the research is, content-wise, limited to reviews of books by the Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset in German literary journals during the time of the Weimar Republic, 1919 – 1933. The findings on how an author’s works were reviewed and in which journals they appeared with regard to their character, ideological, i.e. religious orientation of these journals, cast additional light on the works themselves as well, i.e. on the author as a whole. Because of this, the political situation in Germany during this period of history was in need of further and more detailed examination. After a thorough analysis, we concluded that during the time of the Weimar Republic, judging by the copies of the journals in circulation, i.e. books sold, Ortega y Gasset has definitely found his way to Germany’s readers.


José Ortega y Gasset, reception, literature journals, Weimar Republic, philosophy

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