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Adelbert von Chamisso

(1781—1838)

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Achim von Arnim

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(b Berlin, 1781; d Wiepersdorf, 1831).

Ger. poet who can claim inclusion in a music dictionary because of his co‐editorship with his future brother‐in‐law Clemens Brentano of the...

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Adam Oehlenschläger

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(1779–1850)

tends to be considered the Danish Wordsworth. His writings reveal his fascination with folklore, and in 1816 he translated Märchen by Musäus, Fouqué, Hoffmann, and...

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ballade

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Strictly a poem consisting of one or more triplets of seven‐ or (afterwards) eight‐lined stanzas, each ending with the same line as refrain, and usually an envoy addressed to a prince or...

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Das Schloß Boncourt

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A poem by Adalbert von Chamisso, written in 1827 and first printed in an appendix to the second edition of Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte. It is a nostalgic recollection of ...

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David Ferdinand Koreff

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(Breslau, 1783–1851, Paris),

studied in Berlin, practised as a physician in Paris 1804–11, then returned to Berlin, where he frequented circles of Romantic littérateurs such as A....

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Der arme Heinrich

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A Middle High German poem, some 1,500 lines in length, by Hartmann von Aue. It was written c.1195, after Gregorius and before Iwein, and is believed to mark Hartmann's emergence ...

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Die Doppeltgänger

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A story by E. T. A. Hoffmann, published in 1821 in the periodical Feierstunden. It was originally intended to be Hoffmann's contribution to a joint novel (Roman von Vieren) in ...

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Die Serapionsbrüder

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Title given by E. T. A. Hoffmann to a collection of his stories in four volumes, published in 1819 (vols. 1 and 2), 1820 (vol. 3), and 1821 (vol. 4). ...

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Die Weiber von Weinsberg

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Title of two ballads, one by G. A. Bürger (published in J. H. Voß's Göttinger Musenalmanach 1777), and the other by A. von Chamisso (published in Deutscher Musenalmanach, 1833 under its...

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Es geht bei gedämpfter Trommel Klang

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First line of the poem ‘Der Soldat’ written in 1832 by A. von Chamisso. It is spoken by a soldier in a firing party ordered to execute another, who is ...

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Fortunatus

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The subject of a European 15th‐cent. romance, translated into many languages and dramatized by Dekker. For the story see Old Fortunatus.

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Frauen-Liebe und -Leben

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Title of a cycle of nine poems written in 1830 by A. von Chamisso, and first printed in 1831. The poems are set in the mouth of a young girl ...

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Gaudy, Franz, Freiherr von

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(Frankfurt/Oder, 1800–40, Berlin),

son of a general of Scots descent, spent part of his boyhood in the company of the future Friedrich Wilhelm IV, whose education was guided by...

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Gustav Schwab

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(1792–1850), German theologian, preacher, and teacher of classical languages and literatures. Schwab is best known for collecting and editing collections of German folk literature, first...

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Hans Christian Andersen

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(1805–1875) Danish writer of fairy tales

The Improvasitore [Eng. translation, 1845] (1835) FictionTales Told for Children (1835) Fiction Short Stories

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Heinrich Heine

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(b Düsseldorf, 13 Dec. 1797; d Paris, 17 Feb. 1856)

German poet and writer, whose story of the Wilis (contained in Geschichte der neuren schönen Literatur in Deutschland, 1833,...

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Julius Eduard Hitzig

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(Berlin, 1780–1849, Berlin),

a civil servant, became a bookseller and publisher in 1808 without abandoning his state employment, in which he rose to high office, retiring in 1835....

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Justinus Kerner

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(1786–1862), German poet, writer, and doctor,

who was one of the foremost members of the Swabian romantics. Though primarily known for his sentimental lyrics and folk ballads,...

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Mittwochsgesellschaft

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A Berlin literary circle which had its regular meetings on Wednesdays and was founded in 1824 by J. E. Hitzig. Its members included at various times W. Alexis, A. von ...

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Nordsternbund

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A group name adopted for a short time c.1804 by a number of Romantic writers then living in Berlin; they included A. W. Schlegel, Chamisso, F. de la Motte Fouqué ...

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