Novalis 1772 – 1801

Novalis Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg 1772 – 1801

“The world must be romanticized.That is how original meaning is recovered. Romanticization means nothing but raising to a higher qualitative power. In this operation, the lower self is made equal to a higher one, as we consist ourselves of such a series of qualitative different powers. This operation is still completely unknown. In giving an exalted meaning to vulgar, mysterious aspect to the commonplace, the dignity of the unknown to the familiar, the semblance of infinity to the finite, I romanticize it.”  (Logologische Fragmente II, 1789)

Hymns to the Night 1797

  • Hymnen an die Nacht. Novalis: Schriften. Die Werke Friedrich von Hardenbergs. Band 1, Stuttgart 1960–1977.
  • Hymns to the Night and Spiritual Songs. Translated by George MacDonald. London: Temple Lodge, 1992.

Faith and love 1798

  • Glauben und Liebe. Novalis: Schriften. Die Werke Friedrich von Hardenbergs. Band 2, Stuttgart 1960–1977.

Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia 1798/99

  • Das allgemeine Brouillon: Materialien zur Enzyklopädistik. In HKA:
  • Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia. Translated by David W. Wood. State University of New York Press, Albany 2007.

Christianity or Europe 1799 

  • Die Christenheit oder Europa. Novalis: Schriften. Die Werke Friedrich von Hardenbergs. Band 3, Stuttgart 1960–1977, S. 507-525.
  • Christianity or Europe. A Fragment. In Novalis: Philosophical Writings. Translated and edited by M. Mahony Stoljar. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997.

Fichte Studies.

  • Fichte-Studien. In HKA. 
  • Fichte Studies. Edited by Kneller. Cambridge University Press 2003.

Novalis: Historische-kritische ausgabe (HKA). Novalis Schriften: Die Werke Friedrich von Hardenbergs. Hg. Richard Samuel, Hans-Joachim Mähl, Gerhard Schulz. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag, 6 vols., 1965–2005.