Johann Michael Moscherosch


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Moscherosch, Johann Michael

 

Born Mar. 5, 1601, in Willstätt; died Apr. 4, 1669, in Worms. German satirist.

Moscherosch graduated from a law faculty at Strasbourg (1622). His principal work, Peculiar and True Visions of Philander von Sittewald (1640–42), was a satirical novel of manners that portrayed the woes of Germany during the Thirty Years’ War (1618–48). Moscherosch believed that a return to patriarchal mores was the answer to Germany’s critical situation. The novel was overburdened with scholarly digressions and allegories.

WORKS

Gesichte Philanders von Sittewald. Berlin-Stuttgart, 1883. (Deutsche Nationalliteratur, vol. 32.)

REFERENCES

Purishev, B. Ocherki nemetskoi literatury XV-XVII vv. Moscow, 1955.
Istoriia nemetskoi literatury, vol. 1. Moscow, 1962.