Transformations of the German Novel: -Simplicissimus- In Eighteenth-Century Adaptations

Transformations of the German Novel Simplicissimus In Eighteenth Century Adaptations At the beginning of the eighteenth century the German literary establishment considered the novel the contemptible entertainment of the uneducated By the end of the century the novel had eclipsed th

  • Title: Transformations of the German Novel: -Simplicissimus- In Eighteenth-Century Adaptations
  • Author: Monique Rinere
  • ISBN: 303911896
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the German literary establishment considered the novel the contemptible entertainment of the uneducated By the end of the century, the novel had eclipsed the epic poem as the most appropriate genre for depicting humankind and its preoccupations The story of the novel s emergence as a respected and productive artistic genre is i At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the German literary establishment considered the novel the contemptible entertainment of the uneducated By the end of the century, the novel had eclipsed the epic poem as the most appropriate genre for depicting humankind and its preoccupations The story of the novel s emergence as a respected and productive artistic genre is intimately bound up with the vicissitudes of the most popular of all German baroque works, Hans Jacob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen s 1621 22 1676 Der abentheurliche Simplicissimus Teutsch 1668 69 Between 1756 and 1785, Simplicissimus quietly found its way into bookshops three times in radically different forms, in adaptations that were not, as critics have asserted, arbitrary, but quite purposeful This investigation discusses the ways in which this canonical text was reworked to reflect the thinking of leading and warring Enlightenment aestheticians At the genre war s end, the novel emerged triumphant and Simplicissimus adaptations had been instrumental in securing the victory the multi faceted Simplicissimus had served as a vehicle for reifying theoretical positions in the conflicts For, as the social and aesthetic climate shifted radically, Grimmelshausen s work not only survived, but took on new life in the most important literary campaign of the century Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBar

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