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A longer prose text, written with scholarly as well as literary ambition, which is always characterized in a twofold way, on the basis of the structured equilibrium between objective reference to reality and subjective imprinting by the author’s personality. Around 1900, it became the leading genre of cultural criticism. The essay, whether printed in j…

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Berg, Nicolas, “Essay”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0210>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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