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From the Greeks to the Greens
Images of the Simple Life
Edited by Reinhold Grimm and Jost Hermand

Ranging from Hellenistic pastoral to the contemporary counterculture activities of the “Greens,” the essays in this volume underscore the complexity of simplicity. Whether the simple life is located in a culture’s past or in its future, in a secluded corner or beyond society’s boundaries, it remains a fascinating subject for discussion.


Reinhold Grimm (1931-2009) was professor of German at the University of California, Riverside.   Jost Hermand is professor emeritus of German at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Both worked together to establish the Wisconsin Workshop in 1969, which published 25 volumes of its proceedings on topics that noticeably influenced the direction of German studies in the United States.

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Hardcover edition

November 1994

LC: 89-024784 PT
144 pp.     6 x 9

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ISBN 978-0-299-97067-3
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