Complete Plays, Lenz and Other Writings
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Complete Plays, Lenz and Other Writings

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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 Buchner's letters and philosophical writings.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 247g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • chronology, bibliog
  • 0140445862
  • 9780140445862
  • 244,051

Table of contents

Danton's death; Leonce and Lena; Woyzeck; Lenz; the Hessian messenger; on cranial nerves; selected letters.
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About Georg Büchner

When he died in 1837, just as Woyzeck (later turned into an opera by modernist Allan Berg) was nearing completion, Georg Buchner was not yet twenty-four years old. It would be almost 60 years before the first of Buchner'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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