This article, based primarily on materials from the Varnhagen Archive at the Jageiellonian Library in Krakow, Poland, examines the immediate reception of Rahel Levin Varnhagen’s work and persona—weighing both contemporaneous and subsequent claims concerning her public image. In discussing Varnhagen as a public figure, scholarship has emphasized that she did not publish under her own name, but rather anonymously or under a pseudonym.
Renata Fuchs, “Soll ein Weib wohl Bücher schreiben; Oder soll sie’s lassen bleiben?”: The Immediate Reception of Rahel Levin Varnhagen as a Public Figure, in Neophilologus 98, (February 2014), pp. 303–324.
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