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Frau Welt

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An allegorical figure occurring frequently in medieval literature. Seen from the front she is beautiful; when she turns round, her back is a mass of decay, maggots, and noisome creatures. ...

Frau Welt

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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... Welt , an allegorical figure occurring frequently in medieval literature. Seen from the front she is beautiful; when she turns round, her back is a mass of decay, maggots, and noisome creatures. Frau Welt figures in the poem ‘Frò Welt, ir sult dem wirte sagen’ by Walther von der Vogelweide , in Konrad von Würzburg's Der Welt Lohn , and in poems of Der Guotaere and Heinrich Frauenlob . She is the central figure in Von der schönen verlorenen Frau , to which the title Frau Welt is sometimes given. The figure is also represented in medieval sculptures;...

Frau Welt

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An allegorical figure occurring frequently in medieval literature. Seen from the front she is beautiful; when she turns round, her back is a mass of decay, maggots, and noisome creatures. ...
Von der schönen verlorenen Frau

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An anonymous Middle High German poem, sometimes also known as Frau Welt. It tells how the poet is visited by a beautiful and regal woman who invites him to accompany ...
Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig  

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(1881–1942)Austrian biographer, essayist, and playwright.Born in Vienna into a well-to-do Jewish family, Zweig studied at the universities of Berlin and Vienna, travelled extensively, and during his ...
Guotaere, Der

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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...Der , a Middle High German poet of the late 13th c., who is the author of a number of Sprüche ( see Spruch ). He is best known for a connected series of five Sprüche dealing with Frau Welt, and deriving from Konrad von Würzburg's Der Welt Lohn . He furnishes his didactic poetry with homely, proverbial illustrations. Der Guotaere was probably a native of Bavaria or...

Von der schönen verlorenen Frau

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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...der schönen verlorenen Frau , an anonymous Middle High German poem, sometimes also known as Frau Welt . It tells how the poet is visited by a beautiful and regal woman who invites him to accompany her. She brings him to a courtly festival, which is interrupted by a pilgrim in grey garb escorted by twelve knights in red. It is Christ with his apostles. He bids the woman disclose herself. She removes her fine clothing, appears in loathsome form and announces her identity as Frau Welt. The tented field turns into a sea of fire in which the devotees of pleasure...

Der Welt Lohn

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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...Welt Lohn , a short verse narrative of 274 lines by Konrad von Würzburg . It recounts an episode which is attributed by Konrad to Wirnt von Grafenberg . The knight, reading in his room, is visited by a beautiful woman who declares herself to be the mistress whom he has always served. She is Frau Welt , and when she turns round he sees that her other aspect is nothing but loathsome decomposition, maggots and worms. The horrified knight undergoes a total change of outlook and sets out on a crusade. Konrad gives his little allegory its obvious moral: he who...

Kamensek, Karen

Kamensek, Karen (2 Jan 1970)   Reference library

J. Michele Edwards

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...United States, and Asia. Bibliography F. Hoffmann and E. Rieger , eds: Europäischer Dirigentinnenreader , Schriftenreihe Frau und Musik, Internationaler Arbeitskreis e.V., Bd. 4 (Kassel, 2002), 79 K. Liese : “‘Sie suchen eine Assistentin, das bin ich’: Karen Kamensek im Interview mit Kirsten Liese (You Look for an Assistant, I Am It),” VivaVoce , lxiv (spring 2003) H. Peters : “Die Frau an ihrer Seite (The Woman at her Side),” Welt Online (5 Jan 2009) R. Wagner : “Karen Kamensek wird Musikdirektorin an Oper Hannover,” Hannoversche Allgemeine (2 March...

Sudermann, Hermann

Sudermann, Hermann (1857–1928)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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...Ruf , 1913 ; Die Lobgesänge des Claudian , 1914 ; the cyclical Die entgötterte Welt , 1915 ; Die Raschhoffer , 1919 ; Das deutsche Schicksal , 1921 , another cycle; and Wie die Träumenden , 1922 ). Though Sudermann's reputation as an advanced and original playwright quickly declined, his craftsmanship and theatrical economy were of high quality. Sudermann published occasional novels ( Es war , 1894 ; Das hohe Lied , 1908 ; Der tolle Professor , 1926 ; and Die Frau des Steffen Tromholt , 1927 ) and these have lasted better than the plays. They...

Zweig, Stefan

Zweig, Stefan (1881–1942)   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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... ( 1911 ), Amok ( 1922 ), and Verwirrung ( 1927 ; translated as Conflicts , 1927 ). He wrote several plays, the earliest, an antiwar play entitled Jeremias ( 1917 ), while still in uniform. He translated Jonson's Volpone ( 1925 ) and Epicoene ( Die schweigsame Frau , 1935 , which provided the libretto of the opera by Richard Strauss ). His main work of fiction and also his last creative work was Schachnovelle ( 1942 ; translated as The Royal Game ), in which the chess game is a metaphor for the disintegration of an intellectual being...

Zweig, Stefan

Zweig, Stefan (1881–1942)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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...in Baumeister der Welt ( 1936 ). He created a new minor genre in his ‘historical miniatures’ (Miniaturen), Sternstunden der Menschheit ( 1927 , expanded in 1936 , and again in a posthumous edition, 1943 ). Apart from the biographies romancées on Marie Antoinette and Mary Stuart , he wrote one novel, Ungeduld des Herzens ( 1939 ; its English title and that of its film version, Beware of Pity , corresponds to its working title). It confirmed Zweig's exceptional international standing among the reading public. Die Welt von Gestern ( 1942 ) is...

Gutzkow, Karl Ferdinand

Gutzkow, Karl Ferdinand (1811–78)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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...to Frankfurt in 1842 . In Hamburg he had begun a liaison with a Frau Therese von Bacheracht ( see Struwe, Th. von ), which produced a triangular situation that taxed the nerves of all three participants. In 1846 he accepted an appointment as Dramaturg at the Court Theatre, Dresden, where he remained until 1848 . He was in Berlin at the time of the Revolution, but took no active part in the events of the day. Here his wife died, and in 1849 he made a second marriage (not with Frau von Bacheracht). At this point Gutzkow's dramatic production began to...

Handke, Peter

Handke, Peter (1942– )   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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... 1992 ). Other works include Die linkshändige Frau ( 1975 , film dir. by Handke ), Deutsche Gedichte ( 1969 ), Die Innenwelt der Außenwelt der Innenwelt ( 1969 ), poetry and prose, Als das Wünschen noch geholfen hat ( 1974 ) and Das Ende des Flanierens ( 1977 , ext. 1980 ), poetry, essays, and reviews, Ich bin ein Bewohner des Elfenbeinturms ( 1972 ), essays, of which the title-essay concerns his protest against Gruppe 47, Der Rand der Wörter ( 1975 ), prose, poetry, and plays, Das Gewicht der Welt. Ein Journal ( 1977 ), dated November 1975 to...

Hindemith, Paul

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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...Op.45; Frau Musica , 2 solo vv., ch, str, Op.45 No.1 ( 1928 , as In Praise of Music 1943 ); Plöner Musiktag ( 1932 ). books: The Craft of Musical Composition ( Unterweisung im Tonsatz ) Vol. I, Theoretical ( 1935–7 ), Vol. II, Exercises in 2‐part writing ( 1938–9 ), Vol. III, 3‐part Writing (posth.); A Concentrated Course in Traditional Harmony ( 1942–3 ); Elementary Training for Musicians ( 1945–6 ); A Composer's World: Horizons and Limitations (Norton Lectures, Harvard 1949–50 ; pubd in Eng. 1950 , in Ger. as Komponist im seiner Welt , 1953...

Ausdruckstanz

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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...1973: Chronik und Bilanz des Ballettjahres , edited by Horst Koegler et al. Velber bei Hannover, 1973. Laban, Rudolf . Die Welt des Tänzers . Stuttgart, 1920. Laban, Rudolf . Ein Leben für den Tanz . Dresden, 1935. Laban, Rudolf , and Mary Wigman , eds. Die tänzerische Situation unserer Zeit: Ein Querschnitt . Dresden, 1936. Lämmel, Rudolf . Der moderne Tanz . Berlin, 1928. Mensendieck, Bess M. Körperkultur der Frau (1906). 8th ed. Munich, 1924. Müller, Hedwig , and Norbert Servos . Espressionisme? L'Ausdruckstanz e il nuovo Tanztheater in...

Eichendorff, Joseph, Freiherr von

Eichendorff, Joseph, Freiherr von (1788–1857)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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...In the following year he left Lubowitz, as it proved, for good, and took up studies in Vienna with the aim of qualifying as a civil servant, in which he succeeded in 1811 . In Vienna he was in contact with Friedrich Schlegel and his wife, and with Philipp Veit , the painter, Frau Schlegel's son by her first marriage. Eichendorff joined the volunteer forces on the outbreak of the War of Liberation ( see Napoleonic Wars ) and was commissioned in October 1813 . He was demobilized at the end of 1814 and immediately took up a minor civil service post in...

Suttner, Bertha von

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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...Americans. The Washington Post , December 6 1912, 4. Braker, Regina . Weapons of Women Writers. Bertha von Suttner’s Die Waffen Nieder! as Political Literature in the Tradition of Harriet Beecher Stowe . New York: P. Lang, 1995. Cohen, Laurie R ., ed. “ Gerade weil Sie eine Frau sind …” Erkundungen über Bertha von Suttner, die un bekannte Friedensnobelpreisträgerin. Vienna: Braumüller, 2005. Hainisch, Marianne . Berta von Suttner. International Council of Women Bulletin (1930): 12. Eighth Quinquennial Meeting, Vienna, May 26–June 7 1930. Münz,...

Starck, Johann August, Freiherr von

Starck, Johann August, Freiherr von (1741–1816)   Reference library

The Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers

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...blenden ließen, und endlich zur wahren Erkenntniss gelangten. Von ihnen selbst in Briefen an ihre Freunde geschrieben (1786). Auch Etwas, wider das Etwas der Frau von der Recke über des Oberhofprediger Starcks Vertheidigungsschrift (Leipzig, 1788). Beleuchtung der letzten Anstrengung des Herrn Kessler von Sprengseysen, seine verehrungswürdigen Obern, die Berliner und sich selbst vor aller Welt zu vertheidigen. Nebst einigen Erwägungen, das neue Betragen der Berliner betreffend (Leipzig, 1788). [Anon.], Christian Nikolai Buchführers zu Bebenhausen in...

Candid, Peter

Candid, Peter (c.1548)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

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2009
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...and B. Rupprecht (Munich, 1989–) [documents, lost as well as surviving paintings] B. Volk-Knüttel : ‘ Der Hochaltar der Münchener Frauenkirche von 1620 und seine Gemälde von Peter Candid ’, Monachium sacrum: Festschrift zur 500-Jahr-Feier der Metropolitankirche zu unserer lieben Frau: München, 1994 , ii, pp. 203–32 B. Volk-Knuttel : ‘ Candid nach Schwarz ’, Münchn. Jb. Bild. Kst, xxxix (1988), pp. 113–32 H. Bevers , T. Falk and R. Harprath : ‘ Neuerwerbungen ’, Münchn. Jb. Bild. Kst, xli (1990), pp....

Allegory in medieval art

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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...of the Ars memorandi , there appeared in the late Middle Ages personifications combining in themselves all virtues or all vices (e.g. c . 1425–50; Rome, Bib. Casanatense, MS. 1404, fol. 2 v ). The female personification embodying all vices here takes on the form of ‘Frau Welt’ . Secular or political allegories, such as Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Good and Bad Government frescoes (1337–40; Siena, Pal. Pub.), depict the opposition of Justice and Injustice on various levels of abstraction. At the end of the 13th century and the beginning of the 14th the...

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