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Der abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Grimmelshausens Simplicissimus ist ein Gem lde der Zeit und der Welt, wie sie sich in der Seele von Dichter und Held spiegelten ein Bild seines eigenen Lebens und Wesens endlich ein Kunstwerk, eine Dichtung Strenge Wahrheit soll sein Grundsatz bei den beiden ersten Bestandteilen sein denn im ersten will er zum Nachdenken anregen und die Augen ffnen, im zweiten will er beichten Reinhard Buchwald


10 thoughts on “Der abenteuerliche Simplicissimus

  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    This 17th century picaresque novel is the first person account of the adventures of Simplicius, a young man growing up amid the violent disruptions of the Thirty Years War He begins as a country bumpkin, but in the course of his journey takes up many professions, roles, and disgui


  2. Warwick Warwick says:

    Sometimes described as the first great German novel, Simplicissimus is a big, flatulent, romping picaresque that careens its way across the patchwork of German states at the height of the Thirty Years War In its mixture of realist war commentary, knockabout scatology, and magic rea


  3. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    A lad is given a set of bagpipes, and the way he plays them would kill a wolf if it had musical taste , and is sent out to mind the sheep In hindsight, the narrator thinks, wasn t this the best upbringing parents could give a child, seeing as King David also started out in life as a


  4. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    This is one of the ancient books in the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die that I really liked Originally written in German and published in 1668 by German author Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen 1671 1676 , the autobiographical book is considered as the first adventure


  5. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    The first German novel is a lacerating Sturm und Drang picaresque, a rambling war scorched epic with a pious vagabond anti hero, a wisecracking wanderer schlepping the murderous wastelands of the Thirty Years War The first novel to use sardonic humour in the face of human barbarity, s


  6. Mir Mir says:

    In this 17th century picaresque novel Von Grimmelshausen presents the horrors of war through the eyes of a rural simpleton, who witnesses all the cruelties and evils that humans can inflict on one another without understanding them I don t remember whose translation I read, but it was


  7. Paul Christensen Paul Christensen says:

    While I m not a huge fan of picaresque novels, Simplicissimus is interesting because the author fought in the Thirty Years War, and conveys the violent, near nihilistic atmospheric of that time better than any non fiction work could do.


  8. Sherwood Smith Sherwood Smith says:

    Rereading this after many years is like encountering a massive rewrite When I first struggled through it in German class, I knew the general facts of the Thirty Years War, but as usual, from the top the various Kings, Battles, Generals, Princes and Prelates involved.Grimmelshausen gives


  9. Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly says:

    I told myself I am not reading, at the moment, any modern novel with its difficult style, convoluted plots and abstruse language which make my eyes redder than they already are It has to be an old book written during those less sophisticated times when writers just write to tell stories a


  10. James James says:

    The late J.B Pick recommended this interesting picaresque to me on 12 June 2011, prior to his sad passing in January 2015 Pick s The Last Valley is one of my favourite historical novels, even though it has long been out of print Few people have heard of it, and a handfulprobably know that


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