Complete Plays, Lenz, and Other Writings

Complete Plays, Lenz, and Other Writings

by Georg Buchner, John Reddick, John Reddick
     
 

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Collected in this volume are powerful dramas and psychological fiction by the nineteenth-century iconoclast now recognized as a major figure of world literature. Also included are selections from Büchner's letters and philosophical writings.

Overview

Collected in this volume are powerful dramas and psychological fiction by the nineteenth-century iconoclast now recognized as a major figure of world literature. Also included are selections from Büchner's letters and philosophical writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140445862
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

When he died in 1837, just as Woyzeck (later turned into an opera by modernist Allan Berg) was nearing completion, Georg Büchner was not yet twenty-four years old. It would be almost 60 years before the first of Büchner's plays Leonce and Lena was performed before a German audience—and almost 100 years before his plays were translated into English. His plays have have grown more important and more relevant with the passage of time. Today, he is considered a forerunner of both naturalism and expressionism.

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