The Orphan Stone: The Minnesinger Dream of Reich


In The Orphan Stone, the Minnesinger--the poets of the medieval Reich--come alive as individuals and shock us with their sophistication about men and women in love. Modelled after the French Troubadours, the Minnesinger's brilliant lyrics and narratives are the foundation of much of German literature and thought. While German and French publications in this field are common, the world of the German Middle Ages has been all but lost to non-German speakers. The Orphan Stone blends history and literature to portray the critical years of the medieval Reich and lend a new understanding to the work of Freud, Wagner, Mann, Rilke and Kundera.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jakob Grimm
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1990


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