[Autom. eng. transl.] Barthold H. Brockes' poetry collection Earthly Pleasure in God (1721-1748), which offers a meticulous, joyful description of all aspects of nature, celebrates the perfection of creation in its harmonious beauty. The work, which was influenced inter alia by the English physicotheology, helped to overcome the baroque pessimism in poetry and to spread a new, positive perception of this world. These poems can therefore today be viewed under an ecocritical point of view: their profound admiration of nature, which originally sought to prove the greatness and goodness of God, can also bring favors to the present-day reader and encourage a responsible relationship with nature.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Barthold H. Brockes: an enlightened environmentalist? The poetic rediscovery of creation in earthly pleasure in God|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||L'ANALISI LINGUISTICA E LETTERARIA|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Brockes, ecocritica
- Brockes, Ökokritik