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Switzerland, Poetry of

Switzerland, Poetry of   Reference library

J. Dewulf

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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2,998 words the context of Switzerland’s “spiritual defense” and emphasis on a multilingual, democratic Swiss identity in opposition to Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. Romansh is a generic term for several langs. that were only (artificially) standardized in 1982 . Despite considerable government support, its chances of survival in the predominantly Ger.-speaking canton Grisons are uncertain. The emergence of Romansh as a literary lang. is generally dated to the mid-16th c. when the Reformation stimulated the use of the local vernacular. Cultural awareness became...