Christian Weise

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Weise, Christian


WEISE, CHRISTIAN. Born Apr. 30, 1642, in Zittau; died there on Oct. 21, 1708. German writer and teacher.

Weise wrote plays for students, dramas for the theater (for example, The Tragedy of the Neapolitan Mutineer Masa-gniello 1683), and satirical and didactic novels in which he ridiculed the passion for foreign fashions (for instance, The Three Greatest Fools in the World, 1672). Unlike the pretentious aristocratic German literature of the late 17th century, Weise displays a desire for naturalness and a true picture of life.


Schulkomödien. Edited by L. F. Hoffmann. Leipzig, 1956.
In Russian translation:
In the book Khrestomatiia po zapadnoevropeiskoi literature: Literatura semnadtsatogo veka, 2nd ed. Compiled by B. I.
Purishev. Moscow, 1949.


Eggert, W. Chr. Weise und seine Bühne. Berlin-Leipzig, 1935.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Suffice it to say that he provides succinct and sensible accounts not only of the relevant writings by well-known figures of literary history, such as Christian Weise, Ludwig Freiherr von Canitz, Johann Michael von Loen, Friedrich Karl von Moser, Johann Georg Schlosser, Lessing, Wieland, and Klinger, but also of those by lesser writers.
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