Logau, Friedrich Von

Logau, Friedrich Von


Born June 1604, in Brockut; died July 24, 1655, in Liegnitz (present-day Legnica). German poet and satirist.

In his epigrams (the collections of 1638 and 1654), Logau curses the Thirty Years’ War that had devastated the country and brought gain only to foreigners. He castigates the vices of the ruling classes and mocks the church and religious superstitions. His poems contain folk proverbs and sayings.


Sinngedichte: Eine Auswahl. Berlin, 1967.
In Russian translation:
In Khrestomatiia po zapadnoevropeiskoi literature XVII v. Compiled by B. I. Purishev. 2nd ed. Moscow, 1949.
In Slovo skorbi i utesheniia: Nemetskaia poeziia vremen 30-letnei voiny 1618–1648. Translated by L. Ginzburg. Moscow, 1963.


Purishev, B. I. Ocherki nemetskoi literatury XV-XVII vv. Moscow, 1955.
Berger, U. “Der Unerbittliche, Friedrich von Logau.” In Die Chance der Lyrik Berlin-Weimar, 1971. Pages 66–72.
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