Georg Herwegh

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Herwegh, Georg

 

Born May 31, 1817, in Stuttgart; died Apr. 7, 1875, in Baden-Baden. German poet.

In the fall of 1842, Herwegh met K. Marx. He established close ties with M. A. Bakunin and A. I. Herzen. His collection Poems of a Living Man (1841) was a moving call to action that responded to the strivings of revolutionary democracy in Germany. Herwegh became one of the leading writers on the Rheinische Zeitung and won the recognition of K. Marx. In the poem “The Party” (1842), Herwegh defended the idea of party spirit in poetry, in the sense of serving the forces of progress. He wrote satirical poems directed against the enemies of the Revolution of 1848-49. After the defeat of the revolution, Herwegh implacably condemned European reaction in a series of articles, topical satires, and poems. At the same time he drew closer to F. Lassalle, and in 1863 he wrote the hymn (anthem) of the General German Workers’ Association.

WORKS

Werke. Berlin-Weimar, 1967.
Der Freiheit eine Gasse. Published by B. Kaiser. Berlin, 1948. [“Auswahl.”] In Achtundvierziger: Ein Lesebuch für unsere Zeit. Published by B. Kaiser. Weimar, 1958.
In Russian translation:
Izbrannoe. Moscow, 1958.

REFERENCES

Mering, F. Literaturno-kriticheskie stat’i, vol. 2. Moscow, 1934. Pages 62-71.
Shiller, F. P. Ocherki po istorii revoliutsionnoi poezii 19 v. Moscow, 1933. Pages 71-101.
Dymshits, A. L. “Karl Marks i poet Gerveg.”’ Uch. zap. Leningradskogo pedagogicheskogo in-ta im. A. I. Gertsena, 1958, vol. 170.
Turaev, S. “Tvorchestvo pozdnego Gervega.” Voprosy literatury, 1959, no. 10.
Büttner, W. “… dann belehren euch die Fäuste unsrer Proletarier!” Weimarer Beiträge, 1967, no. 3.

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Hess, Ruge, Herwegh, llamados por Engels "los comunistas hegelianos", creian que la linea de pensamiento Kant-Hegel era la expresion de las ideas jacobinas que miran hacia Francia, contra Prusia, de tal modo que, cuando esta se anexiona Renaniay Westfalia en 1815, la oposicion la encabeza la Junges Deutschland, aquel grupo formado por Heine, Gutzkow y Borne que Engels tanto admiraba.
Herwegh offers a political challenge to the escapism he finds dominant in Goethe reception.
They don't have to worry about distinguishing one Bakunin sister from another, or struggle to recall whether George Herwegh is a poet or a playwright, or wonder what Karl Marx has to do with that ginger cat.
She encounters her cousin Martin, who years ago had given to her the confirmation gift of a book by the socialist writer Georg Herwegh, and who eventually had been forced to leave Prussia because of his work as a Social Democrat.
A Herwegh, por ejemplo, le recuerda que en sus versos politicos no basta describir el paraiso de un nuevo orden.
The human story is dashed, too, as the deep love between Herzen and his beautiful wife, Natalie, is marred by a menage a quatre with the German poet Georg Herwegh and his bride.
But when a new journal Herwegh was planning was suppressed, he wrote a tactless letter to the king and was immediately expelled from Prussia.
He was involved in the Swiss civil disputes of the time, and a number of his early poems are in the manner of such liberal political poets as Herwegh and Freiligrath.
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