Contents: 1. The Structure of the «Herzensergiessungen» - 2. The Rennaissance Artist - 3. The Problematic Modern Artist.
A rounded study of the «Herzensergiessungen» which follows a close reading approach. The work is viewed in its position at the head of the early Romantic movement in Germany in terms of its artistic, philosophical and structural content. By focusing on the actual substance of the work, the author preserves its integrity and allows the central figure of the problematic «modern» artist Berglinger to be seen in a true perspective.