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Eduard Mörike

The Man and the Poet, 1st Edition

By Margaret Mare


318 pages

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Hardback: 9780367856182
pub: 2020-02-12
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Originally published in 1957, this was the first biography and full account of Eduard Mörike’s works to appear in English. One of the greatest German lyric poets, Mörike is, according to some critics equal to Goethe as a lyricist. This book was the first attempt to analyse Mörike’s highly suggestive drawings, some of which are reproduced in the book. The contents of poems are summarized, so no prior knowledge of German is assumed, and a large number of poems are quoted in full.

Table of Contents

1. Boyhood 2. Tübingen and Peregrina 3. Unsettled Years 4. Cleversulzbach 5. Idyll of Mergentheim and the Bodensee 6. Late Flowering 7. Autumn and Winter

About the Author

Margaret Mare

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German Literature

Originally published between 1938 and 1996, the volumes in this set provide a survey of German poetry, prose and fiction from the Middle Ages to the late 20th Century. In many cases no prior knowledge of German is necessary, as translations into English are provided. Many of the books focus particularly on German writers and literature from an international perspective.

The books:

  • Analyse Naturalism, Impressionism, Neo-romanticism and Expressionism as well as dealing exhaustively with Surrealism, Magic Realism and Existentialism.

  • Include discussion of post-war Anglo-American and French literature.


  • Provide guidebooks through the masses of periodicals and allows the English side of the Anglo-German literary relationship to be explored in detail.

  • Present a detailed analysis of the major literary movements in Austria and Germany from the end of the nineteenth century to the collapse of the Third Reich


  • Examine two of the central themes of medieval German mythology, the Dietrich and Nibelung legends

  • Survey the development of political writing in the former Federal Republic of Germany, Illustrating the connections between literature and politics


  • Elucidate the concealed meanings in some of the more obscure writings of great authors such as Goethe

  • Provides a full survey of the best and most significant work of German writers to the First World War.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German