In Lady Blennerhassett’s enthusiastic and encyclopaedic
book on Madame de Stael she quotes approvingly Sainte-Beuve’s
phrase that “with Corinne Madame de Stael
Germaine de Staël was born into a time of stormy change, and she suffered the buffetings, in her life and in her writings, of its contradictory impulses. Her figure and her work acquire enhanced ...
Anne-Louise-Germaine de Staël-Holstein's impact on nineteenth-century theater comes above all from De l'Allemagne (1810-1813; translated as Germany, 1813), to which later Romantic drama theory (S...