Hoffmeister, Gerhart

Reassessment of Weimar Classicism
1996 0-7734-1348-0
The essays in this volume represent a wide spread of interests, but the main emphasis is on Sachs's drama. The significance of his contribution to the development of German literature is examined, including the most frequently discussed sub-genre, his Fastnachtspiel. Also examines his Greek tragic subjects, serious dramas, his contribution as a linguistic innovator in the development of Early Modern German, and his Meisterlied.