Complete Plays, Lenz, And Other Writings

Paperback | February 1, 1994

byGeorg BuchnerForeword byJohn ReddickTranslated byJohn 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.

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 Time has not diminished the brilliance and relevance of George Buchner’s work. Penguin Classics brings the world his landmark writings with Complete Plays, Lenz and Other Writings. One of Germany’s most celebrated authors, Buchner demonstrates a rare ability to simultaneously challenge with radical ideas and innovative form. With his ...

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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.

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.76 inPublished:February 1, 1994Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140445862

ISBN - 13:9780140445862

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

Complete Plays, Lenz and Other WritingsPreface
Introduction
Chronology

Danton's Death
Leonce and Lena
Woyzeck
Lenz
The Hessian Messenger
On Cranial Nerves
Selected Letters

Notes and Background to Texts:
Danton's Death
Leonce and Lena
Woyzeck
Lenz
The Hessian Messenger
On Cranial Nerves
Selected Letters

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From Our Editors

 Time has not diminished the brilliance and relevance of George Buchner’s work. Penguin Classics brings the world his landmark writings with Complete Plays, Lenz and Other Writings. One of Germany’s most celebrated authors, Buchner demonstrates a rare ability to simultaneously challenge with radical ideas and innovative form. With his complete plays — “Danton’s Death,” “Leonce and Lena” and “Woyzeck” — his novella “Lenz” and many other philosophical writings, this volume should sit upon the shelves of all avid readers of classic literature. Translator John Reddick provides an insightful introduction to this exceptional collection of dramatic work.