Swiss Literature Overview

Swiss Literature Overview

Important works of German-language literature in Switzerland (selection) From the Middle Ages to the 18th century Easter play by Muri (1240–60) Manessian manuscript (in Zurich in the first half of the 14th century a collection of all Middle High German minnesang) H. Wittenwiler: »The Ring« (around 1410, satirical epic) “The White Book of Sarnen” (around 1470, chronicle) “Old Tellenlied” (around 1477) »Urner Tellenspiel« (1512) Bible translation under the direction of…

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Swiss Literature – Biedermeier and Realism

Swiss Literature - Biedermeier and Realism

First half of the 19th century: Biedermeier and realism As a »popular enlightenment«, the late Enlightenment worked well into the 19th century in Switzerland. a. at Pestalozzi’s plant. It influenced i.a. considerably H. Zschokke educational (“people’s education is the People’s Liberation,” 1836) and literary work (story “The Gold-maker village,” 1817) and is also in J. Gotthelf visible. The “Swiss Romanticism” remained episodic. It can be seen in folk songs as…

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