Georg Buchner: Complete Plays And Prose

byGeorg BuchnerTranslated byCarl R. Mueller

January 1, 1963|
Georg Buchner: Complete Plays And Prose by Georg Buchner
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The life of Georg Buchner was short, intense, and tragic--and extremely significant for the development of modern drama. His three plays, Danton's Death, Leonce and Lena, and Woyzeck, were greatly ahead of their time in their penetrating dramatic and psychological treatment. They served as an impetus for contemporary schools of drama as different as the Theatre of the Absurd of Ionesco and the Epic Theatre of Brecht.

Also presented in this only complete volume of Buchner in English are his two powerful prose pieces, The Hessian Courier and his short story, Lenz.

"Like William Blake, Buchner] is one of those extraordinary prodigies who occasionally bursts into the sky of history--unexpected, unforeseen--and proceeds to cast his illumination over future generations."--The New York Review of Books

Georg Büchner is widely acknowledged as the forefather of modern theatre. On his death at the age of 23, he left behind some outstanding dramatic works: his historical drama, Danton's Death, "the most remarkable first play in European culture (Guardian), the innovatory tragedy, Woyzeck, and the absurdist comedy, Leonce and Lena.
Title:Georg Buchner: Complete Plays And Prose
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8.14 X 5.56 X 0.54 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.14 X 5.56 X 0.54 in
Published:January 1, 1963
Publisher:Hill & Wang
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780809007271

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