Woyzeck: Studienausgabe

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Reclam, Dec 31, 1998 - German drama - 210 pages
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User Review  - Bruce - Goodreads

Büchner was an early 19th century German dramatist and political activist who died of typhus at the age of 23. Woyzeck is one of his best known works. The play opens with Woyzeck, a peasant soldier ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marie - Goodreads

There is a lot of inconvenients I have with this book: the lack of a proper ending since Büchner couldn't end this work before his death and the modifications done according to the editions, as the ... Read full review

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eorg Buchner, a German poet and dramatist, was born in Goddelau, Hesse, a former state of Germany, on October 17, 1813. He studied science and medicine at the Universities of Strasbourg and Giessen. Publication of a revolutionary pamphlet that he wrote forced Buchner to leave Giessen. He went on to study philosophy at Strasbourg and eventually became a lecturer on anatomy at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Buchner's first play, Dantons Tod (Danton's Death), was a dramatic poem about the death of a French revolutionary hero. Leonce und Lena, a satire, and Woyzeck, the story of an army barber who kills his common-law wife, were not published until after his death. Woyzeck was published in 1879, and was the basis for Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck, first performed in 1925. Buchner left the fragments of a novel, Lenz, which is the story of a poet who has much in common with Buchner himself. Buchner was rediscovered by the German expressionists in the twentieth century, who regarded him as a forerunner of the German expressionist movement. Buchner died of typhus on February 19, 1837.

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