Detlev Frieherr Von Liliencron

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Liliencron, Detlev Frieherr Von


Born June 3, 1844, in Kiel; died July 22, 1909, in Alt-Rahlstedt. German writer. Son of an impoverished Junker.

Liliencron published the collection of poems The Adjutant’s Ride and Other Poems in 1883. He was one of the best-known impressionists in German poetry during the 1880’s and 1890’s. Typical of his manner are the poem Poggfred, a Topsy-Turvy Epic (1896), a kaleidoscope of episodes, portrayals, and literary reminiscences; the ballad Pidder Lüng, connected to folklore traditions; and the collection The Motley Beehive (1903). Liliencron also wrote a cycle of war stories.


Ausgewählte Werke. Hamburg, 1964.
In Russian translation:
In the collection Novye nemetskie poety. [Belaia Tserkov’] 1910.
In the collection Iz novoi nemetskoi liriki. Berlin, 1921.


Istoriia nemetskoi literatury, vol. 4. Moscow, 1968.
Wichmann, I. Detlev von Liliencrons lyrische Anfänge. Berlin, 1922.
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