Clemens Brentano

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Brentano, Clemens


Born Sept. 8, 1778; died July 28, 1842. German writer. Son of an Italian merchant.

Brentano compiled The Boy’s Magic Horn (1806-08), a collection of German popular fairy tales and songs, jointly with L. A. von Arnim. Brentano wrote ballads and stories in the popular style (The Story of Brave Kasperl and Beautiful Annerl, 1817), fairy tales (Gockel, Hinkel and Gackeleia, 1847), and the novel Godwi (1800). He combined realistic portrayal with mystical themes characteristic of German romanticism.


Gesammelte Schriften, vols. 1-9. Frankfurt am Main, 1852-55.
Ausgewählte Gedichte. Berlin, 1943.
In Russian translation:
In Nemetskaia romanticheskaia povest’, vol. 2. Moscow-Leningrad, 1935.


Heine, H. “Romanticheskaia shkola.” Sobr. soch., vol. 6. Moscow, 1958.
Zhirmunskii, V. M. “Problema esteticheskoi kul’tury v proizvedeniiakh geidel’bergskikh romantikov.” In the collection Zapiski neofilologicheskogo obshchestva, issue 8. Petrograd, 1915.
Mallon, O. Brentano Bibliographic Berlin, 1926.
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He contrasts Goethe's treatment of self-reflection with that of Friedrich Schlegel in Lucinda, Novalis in Heinrich von Ofterdingen, and Clemens Brentano in Godwi.
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Las Visiones de la Pasion de Cristo fueron anotadas y reelaboradas sin control alguno y con gran libertad por el escritor aleman Clemens Brentano y despues publicadas en 1833.
6) Many scholars believe that the "19th-century German Romantic poet Clemens Brentano, who recorded and then embellished Emmerich's mystical vision, wrote the diaries" (Forward, June 11, 2004).
German writer Clemens Brentano met her, was converted, and stayed at the foot of her bed copying the visionary's accounts from 1818 to 1824.
First published in 1833, The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ is a work based on visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich, a stigmatic German nun of the Augustinian order expected to be beatified soon, as recorded by author Clemens Brentano.
Bettine was the younger sister of the Romantic writer and poet Clemens Brentano and later married the poet and aristocrat Achim von Arnim, who collaborated with his brother-in-law in the publication of Des Knaben Wunderhorn, considered the best-known collection of folk songs in German Romanticism.
Clemens Brentano (Sylvester Groth) falls for Auguste Bussmann (Janina Sachau), the impulsive 17-year-old daughter of a Frankfurt banker.
Letter 175, in the second volume, is from Clemens Brentano, brother of Bettina and half-brother of Franz, with all of whom at various times Beethoven is known to have had close relationships.
Later influential anthologies include Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765); Des Knaben Wunderhorn (1805-08; "The Boy's Magic Horn"), an anthology of German folk songs compiled by Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim; Arthur Quiller-Couch's The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1900 (1900); and Francis J.
He chooses "a philosophical approach to Romantic authors" such as Tieck, Eichendorff, and Clemens Brentano, as well as "to artists such as Caspar David Friedrich and Philipp Otto Runge," his contention being "that their works comprised and continued philosophical provocations every bit as pronounced as the work of philosophical Romantics such as the Schlegels or Novalis" (3).