The Adventurous Simplicissimus (Bison Book S) download epub
by Hans J. Von Grimmelshausen,A. T. Goodrick
BOOK I. 1. How Simplicissimus by his noble discourse. 15. A quaint comedia of ﬁve peasants. A popular didactic novel of the Reformation period, Grimmelshausen's Simplicissimus (Adventures of a Simpleton) (1669) is largely responsible for establishing the novel as an important genre in German literature. It is an early example of the picaresque genre.
For the Thirty Years' War, which is its subject, was not just any war. It was a war which inflicted death not on individuals only but on cities, on populations, and it was a war in which life went on, between battles, in the seventeenth-century equivalent of deep shelters protected from the neighbors by machine guns: a war which, even more than other wars, brought out the worst.
Born to an illiterate peasant family, he is separated from his home by foraging dragoons and is eventually adopted by a forest hermit. He is conscripted at a young age into service, and from there embarks on years of foraging, military triumph, wealth, prostitution, disease, travels to Russia, and countless other adventures. One fee. Stacks of books.
The Adventurous Simplicissimus. being the description of the Life of a Strange vagabond named Melchior Sternfels von Fuchshaim. By. Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen. to the public is intended rather as a contribution to the history, or perhaps it should be said the sociology, of the momentous period to which the romance of "Simplicissimus" belongs, than as a specimen of literature.
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Hörbuch 1v2: Der Abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch von Hans Jakob Christoffel Von Grimmelshausen. Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen „Du sehr-verachter Bauren-Stand (1668). Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen. Der Abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch Teil Part 1/2 Full Audiobook by Hans Jakob Christoffel von. ✪ Der Abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch Teil Part 2/2 Full Audiobook by Hans Jakob Christoffel von. Transcription. Grimmelshausen's work is greatly influenced by previous utopian and travel literature, and the Simplicissimus series attained a readership larger than any other seventeenth-century novel.
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Der Abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch Hardcover – 13 Apr 2015. by Hans J Christoffel Von Grimmelshausen (Author).
Simplicissimus, which has more than once been called the greatest of all German novels, has a terrible relevance in the America of today, writes Eric Bentley in his preface to this edition. "For the Thirty Years' War, which is its subject, was not just any war. It was a war which inflicted death not on individuals only but on cities, on populations, and it was a war in which life went on, between battles, in the seventeenth-century equivalent of deep shelters protected from the neighbors by machine guns: a war which, even more than other wars, brought out the worst in human nature. And around it, as today, in supreme irony: the highest of high ideals."
"There is great literature of war, and very much of it speaks poignantly today. The Simplicissimus may well be the most poignant book in all this literature because its war, alas, is our war, our kind of war. . . . At moments, the Simplicissimus may be too painful to read, and its relevance too much to bear thinking of, but it is a classic function of literature to make the unbearable bearable, the painful--and not perversely—pleasurable. There is a transcendence here, and in the case of the Simplicissimus, not just an aesthetic one. We shall not end the horrors of war by refusing to let the mind dwell on them."
Category: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (May 1, 1962)
Pages: 398 pages