Adolf Glassbrenner: His Development from 'Jungdeutscher' to 'Vormarzler' (German Language and Literature Monographs 6)
By: Heinz Bulmahn (author)Hardback
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Adolf Glassbrenner (1810-1876) was a German humorist and satirist. The aim of this study is to show that Glassbrenner's writings were rooted within the abstract idealism of the Young Germans. Special focus lies on the period between 1840 and 1849, Glassbrenner's most active writing period, and representing most closely the elements of Humor and Tendenz. This study is of interest to everyone who wants to know more about the ideas behind the writings of Adolf Glassbrenner, but also to those who want to make a first acquaintance with this famous German writer.
1. I. Introduction and the Present State of Glassbrenner Research; 2. II. Glassbrenner's use of the Popular Tradition within the Young German Literary Movement; 3. III. Glassbrenner's View of the Common Man in Berlin during the 1830's; 4. IV. The Vormarz Lyric: A Call to Freedom; 5. V. The Characters: The Task of Preparing the Lower Middle Class for Revolutionary Action; 6. VI. The Epic-Der Neue Reineke Fuchs (1846): An Attack on the Church and Feudalism; 7. VII. The Petty Bourgeoisie as Carriers of Democratic Ideals; 8. VIII. Conclusion; 9. Bibliography
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