n English in Africa - Reading through the gates : structure, desire and subjectivity in J.M. Coetzee's

Volume 36, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



In 1793 Friedrich Schiller, a German poet and playwright, wrote a series of letters to his Danish benefactor, Prince Friedrich Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Augustenburg, on the subject of aesthetic education (2). These rather beguiling letters attempt to demonstrate the transition of humanity, in abstract terms, from a condition of pure, unmediated sensuality to a state of ordered freedom.

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