Danton's Death, Leonce and Lena, Woyzeck by Georg Büchner - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Buchner's special quality, and that which makes him seem more contemporary than almost anything written today, is his...

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Details of Danton's Death, Leonce and Lena, Woyzeck

Exact title of the book
Danton's Death, Leonce and Lena, Woyzeck
Book author
Georg Büchner
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
176 pages
Language
English
Published
November 26th 1999 by Oxford University Press
File size (in PDF)
704 kB
Danton's Death, Leonce and Lena, Woyzeck

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Buchner's special quality, and that which makes him seem more contemporary than almost anything written today, is his total, uncompromising honesty of emotion and intellect. The German writer Georg Buchner, who died in 1837 aged 23, left only three works for the theatre. Danton's Death, his great fresco of the French Revolution, was written in five weeks when Buchner was under threat of arrest for his own revolutionary activities.

His sad comedy, Leonce and Lena, was composed in haste for a publisher's competition for which it was entered too late. The extraordinary proletarian tragedy Woyzeck was left unfinished at Buchner's death. Virtually unknown until the end of the nineteenth century, the plays have found an important place in the modern international repertory.