Paul Fleming and Margarethe Susanna von Kuntsch

Anna Linton

in Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780199233366
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191716331 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

 Paul Fleming and Margarethe Susanna von Kuntsch

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This chapter focuses on the epicedia of two particular poets, who span the 17th century: Paul Fleming (1609-40), an unmarried man who wrote in the neo-Stoic tradition, and Margarethe Susanna von Kuntsch (1651-717), who lost thirteen of her fourteen children and seven grandchildren, and wrote poems to commemorate them and to meditate on her losses.

Keywords: death; bereavement; poets; neo-Stoic tradition; children

Chapter.  19447 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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