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2 edition of Adventurous Simplicissimus found in the catalog.

Adventurous Simplicissimus

now for the first time done into English

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      • Translated from the German.

        StatementHeinemann
        PublishersHeinemann
        Classifications
        LC Classifications1912
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 99 p. :
        Number of Pages83
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 10nodata
        Series
        1nodata
        2
        3

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Published by the Limited Editions Club, N. In its mixture of realist war commentary, knockabout scatology, and magic-realist flights of fancy, it comes across as something like Rabelais meets Goya's Disasters of War. Suffice to say for the moment that Simplicissimus is a small part of my ongoing Adventurous Simplicissimus to elevate my relationship with German slightly beyond buying sausages and finding my train.

In 1668, Grimmelshausen publishedwhich has been called the greatest German novel of the 17th century.

The Adventurous Simplicissimus by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen

In a word; many did count me for a witless madman, while I held all for fools in their wits. It has to be an old book written during those less sophisticated times when writers just write to tell stories and entertain. It was entertaining and at times thought provoking as I reflected on the constancy of human nature. Some of it is Adventurous Simplicissimus, some fantastical but the overall effect is an unmatched picture of Europe torn apart by an endless, sadistic, futile war from which nobody can escape.

It opened in 1998 and focuses on the reception of Grimmelshausen's works in.

Adventures of Simplicius

Then thought I, O thou miserable man! For slaughter and devastation, nothing beats the Thirty Years War, fought across 17th Century Germany at roughly the same time Adventurous Simplicissimus the colonization of New England. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy page images at HathiTrust; US access only• The work of Cervantes, however, is much more readily available in English than is Grimmelshausen, so the absence is easily rectified; with the Simplicissimus books, however, one takes what one can get.

"The novel follows a boy from the Spessart named Simplicius in the Holy Roman Empire during the 30 Years War as he grows up in the depraved environment and joins the armies of Adventurous Simplicissimus warring sides, switching allegiances several times. Except that it was a bit tedious in parts, even for me. Grimmelshausen wasn't immune to the lure of writing sequels and the version I found had abbreviated versions of some of the continuations of the story including Simplicissimus', as far I remember, not very good adventures in Russia.

It helps that copyright wasn't an issue in 17th century as he copied long passages from older books, mostly without mentioning. Grimmelshausen uses the narrative method of introducing truths through the eyes, the mouth and the hands of a fool.