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The Elves Johann Ludwig Tieck

The Elves

Johann Ludwig Tieck

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ISBN : 9781406539301
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48 pages
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Johann Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853) was a German poet, translator, editor, novelist, and critic, who was part of the Romantic movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Tiecks transition to Romanticism is seen in the series of plays and storiesMoreJohann Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853) was a German poet, translator, editor, novelist, and critic, who was part of the Romantic movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Tiecks transition to Romanticism is seen in the series of plays and stories published under the title Volksmarchen von Peter Lebrecht (1797), a collection which contains the admirable fairy-tale Der Blonde Eckbert, and the witty dramatic satire on Berlin literary taste, Der Gestiefelte Kater. With his school and college friend Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder (1773-1798), he planned the novel Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen (1798), which, with Wackenroders Herzensergiessungen (1798), was the first expression of the romantic enthusiasm for old German art. His writings between 1798 and 1804 include the satirical drama, Prinz Zerbino (1799), and Romantische Dichtungen (1799-1800). The latter contains Tiecks most ambitious dramatic poems, which were followed in 1804 by the remarkable comedy in two parts, Kaiser Oktavianus. These dramas, in which Tiecks poetic powers are to be seen at their best, are typical plays of the first Romantic school.