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By Karl F. Otto

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Hans Jacob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (ca. 1621-1676) is the main major (and nonetheless readable) writer of seventeenth-century German novels. His Abenteuerlicher Simplicius Simplicissimus continues to be the only German novel of its time that has attained the stature of "world literature": its targeted mixture of violent motion and solitary mirrored image, its superlative humor, its sensible portrayal of a peasant became soldier became hermit has made it the longest-running bestseller in German literature. learn by way of scholars and students in comparative literature, historical past, and German, and by way of these attracted to the advance of the picaresque novel in Europe, the paintings and its "Continuations" have more and more occupied students worldwide, who've in recent times proven it to be a piece of refined constitution and characterization, bearing the imprint of the main complicated political contemplating the time, and displaying the impacts of a few of the main major works of global literature, together with Cervantes' Don Quixote and Barclay's Argenis. This quantity of essays through major Grimmelshausen students from Germany, the U.S., and England presents analyses of vital themes in his lifestyles and works, together with questions of style, constitution, satire, allegory, narratology, political suggestion, faith, morality, humor, realism, and mortality. members: Christoph E. Schweitzer, Italo Michele Battafarano, Klaus Haberkamm, Rosmarie Zeller, Andreas Solbach, Dieter Breuer, Lynne Tatlock, Peter Hess, Shannon Keenan Greene, and Alan Menhennet.Karl F. Otto is Professor of German on the collage of Pennsylvania and has written greatly on German Baroque literature.

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Stuttgart: Metzler, 1971. I. Basics Problems in the Editions of Grimmelshausen’s Works Christoph E. Schweitzer Simplicissimus: A Survey of the Editions T in Simplicissmus brought about the desire to make the novel available to the contemporary reader. With Ludwig Tieck’s encouragement, Karl Eduard von Bülow published Die Abenteuer des Simplicissimus in 1836. It contained only the first five books and offered a rather altered text, which is discussed in more detail below. A number of scholars took issue with the edition and, as a consequence of their research, were able to establish the real name of the author.

9 See the list of topics in the title of the book (chronological list of Grimmelshausen’s works above). Works Cited Battafarano, Italo Michele (with Hildegard Eilert). GrimmelshausenBibliographie: 1666–1672. Werk, Forschung, Wirkungsgeschichte. Quaderni degli Annali dell’ Istituto universitario orientale, Sezione germanica 9. Naples: Istituto universitario orientale, 1975. Berghaus, Peter and Günther Weydt. Simplicius Simplicissimus. Grimmelshausen und seine Zeit. Ausstellungskatalog des Westfälischen Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster im Zusammenarbeit mit dem Germanistischen Institut der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität.

The literary importance of the calendars of Grimmelshausen is probably seen most clearly in the “Kalendargeschichten,” a number of short mostly prose pieces, which seem to elude precise description and classification (Meid 173). Grimmelshausen himself calls them either “Stücklein” or “Schwänke,” but they are both more and less than either of these. Weydt refers to them as apophthegmata and he perhaps comes closest in trying to define them. It is “eine kurze und pointierte Form der Äußerung, die vornehmlich in der Konversation der gehobenen Gesellschaft gepflegt wird, zu der ‘vermittelst gesunder menschlicher Vernunft’ aber auch der ‘gemeine Mann’ befähigt ist” (Weydt, 368).

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