After an awful lot of work, the penultimate version of the manuscript is now back at the publishers. We should be getting page proofs in a couple of weeks, but until then there will be time for some blogging in August. Thanks to all those – including Charles Spinosa! – who kept the discussion running while we were holed up finishing the book. I’ve glanced at the comments on the last post, and am fascinated by the discussion there. I’m recruiting a student of mine who’s just finished a thesis on Goethe to jump into that discussion, and I plan to put up some new posts myself soon. Check here for updates!