Pietism in Petticoats and Other Comedies Louise Adelgunde Victo Gottsched

ISBN: 9781879751606

Published: February 6th 1994

Hardcover

305 pages


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Pietism in Petticoats and Other Comedies  by  Louise Adelgunde Victo Gottsched

Pietism in Petticoats and Other Comedies by Louise Adelgunde Victo Gottsched
February 6th 1994 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 305 pages | ISBN: 9781879751606 | 3.40 Mb

Luise Adelgunde Gottsched (1713-1762), poet, essayist, translator, and playwright, was regarded during her lifetime as intellectually the most formidable woman in Germany. Together with her better-known husband, Johann C. Gottsched, she crusaded toMoreLuise Adelgunde Gottsched (1713-1762), poet, essayist, translator, and playwright, was regarded during her lifetime as intellectually the most formidable woman in Germany. Together with her better-known husband, Johann C. Gottsched, she crusaded to reform the language and literary taste of the Germans.

Frau Gottscheds most important contribution to German literature came in the form of her translations and original comedies in the French classical style. The present volume offers for the first time in English translation Luise Gottscheds five original comedies, including Pietism in Petticoats (1736). The targets of her biting wit are hypocritical religious fundamentalists, the gentry, middle-class social climbers, German francophiles, and pseudo-intellectuals.

These witty satires make it obvious why Luise has come to be viewed as the mother of the modern German comedy.



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