Phantasma der Fülle. Zur Funktion des Imaginären in der Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts (‚Himmelslyrik‘, Klopstock, Goethe)
Pages 137 - 157
In traditional metaphysics the idea of ‚Fülle‘ (‚fullness‘) is an attribute of God and his perfection. In the light of the modern process of secularization the form and function of this idea changes: in 18th century literature ‚Fülle‘ becomes a part of the imaginary and functions as a domain in which both the individual and the whole culture reflect and negotiate the implications and problems, caused by the massive upheaval in the metaphysical and religious order.