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Grillparzer : A Critical Introduction - W. E. Yates

Grillparzer

A Critical Introduction

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Published: 29th March 2012
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This 1972 text provides the student of German literature and European drama with a general introduction to Grillparzer's work. Dr Yates begins with a substantial biographical introduction which is one of the most detailed of its kind in any language. He then turns to the writings and introduces them linked by theme, identifying as Grillparzer's finest achievements the series of four dramas completed between 1823 and 1832. He also indicates the virtues characteristic of Grillparzer's work in general: the subtlety of his characterisation, his concern with moral values, the consistent ideals underlying his view of history and the human condition, and the essential theatricality of his drama. Dr Yates quotes freely; quotations from Grillparzer's prose are given in translation, those from the plays and poems are in the original with an English translation at the foot of the page. The aim throughout is to show the reader what is characteristic in the plays.

Abbreviations
Preface
Grillparzer's Life
Youth (1791-1816)
First success (1816-25)
Years of crisis (1825-8)
Last years in the theatre (1829-38)
Withdrawal (1838-56)
Old age (1857-72)
The Artist
Grillparzer's conception of drama
Die Ahnfrau
Sappho
Melusina
Der arme Spielmann
Ambition
Das Goldene Vlies
K¶nig Ottokars Gl¼ck und Ende
Der Traum ein Leben
Duty and Love
Ein treuer Diener seines Herrn
Tristia ex Ponto
Love
Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen
Die J¼din von Toledo
Esther
Comedy and the Theatre
'Theatrical' Novellen
Writing comedy
Weh dem, der l¼gt!
The premire
Politics and Culture
Attitudes and standards
Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg
Select bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521168380
ISBN-10: 0521168384
Series: Companion Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.37