Search Type
  • All
  • Subject
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
Search Title


Der Abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch

Der Abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch( )
Author: Grimmelshausen, Hans Jakob Christoph von
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Tredition GmbH
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $49.99
Book Details
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.25 x 8 x 1.54 Inches
Book Weight:1.74 Pounds
Author Biography
Grimmelshausen, Hans Jakob Christoph von (Author)
A popular didactic novel of the Reformation period, Grimmelshausen's Simplicissimus (Adventures of a Simpleton) (1669) is largely responsible for establishing the novel as an important genre in German literature. It is an early example of the picaresque genre. The hero of the novel, who shares some of his creator's adventures, is no conventional "fool" reflecting on the follies of mankind, but a real soldier of fortune in the Thirty Years War. The misery he experiences forces him to search for an answer to the riddle of human existence.

One of the sequels to Simplicissimus is Landstortzerin Courasche (1669), a bawdy, picaresque tale of a woman camp follower in an ugly world, "a symbol of the age and a lively individual [who] comes out on top in any situation with unimpaired self-assurance if not virtue" (LJ). The False Messiah (1672), in which a thief poses as the Prophet Elijah, "paints an equally grotesque picture of the world" (SR). Drawing a parallel between the devastation experienced in Germany during the Thirty Years War and during World War II, Gunter Grass found the work of Grimmelshausen a great source of inspiration. The combination of earnest moralism and cynicism renders the work of Grimmelshausen relatively modern, and it is open to a very wide range of interpretations.


Book Seller





Loading Stock Details...

Bowker Bookwire™ App

Bookwire is a mobile app for your iPhone that gives you the ability to scan a barcode or enter ISBN, access book records and add titles to wish lists. Android app on Google Play itunes_store

Featured Books

Paradise Lost
Milton, John
Hardback: $29.94
The Accident
Pavone, Chris
Paperback: $9.99
Shatter Me
Mafi, Tahereh
Hardback: $18.99

Rate this title:

Select your rating below then click 'submit'.

I do not wish to rate this title.