"Lepenies offers us an historical record. He does not evaluate the contributions of literature and sociology, or of literary sociology, to public exegesis. The book is a spectacular record of the internecine strife among exegetes. The author's international erudition is remarkable, control of materials masterly, his method careful and thorough, and his writing dramatic." Samuel Z. Klausner, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
"This is an immensely learned and fascinating essay in intellectual history. Originally published in German in 1985, it has now been made available in a remarkably fluent translation." Fritz Ringer, Journal of Modern History
Text: English, German (translation)
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