Ludwig Tieck

Ludwig Tieck (lŏŏt´vĬtkh tēk), 1773–1853, German writer. In his youth he led the transition from Sturm und Drang to romanticism, writing with W. H. Wackenroder Phantasien über die Kunst (1799), essays on aesthetics, and Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen (1798), one of the first German romantic novels. His fairy tales and folk tales, notably Der blonde Eckbert (1796) and Volksmärchen (1797), illustrate the romantic refinement of these genres. Kaiser Octavianus (1804), a poetic drama, is an allegory of the rise of Christianity; it exemplifies the romantic glorification of the Middle Ages. Other works include Der Aufruhr in den Cevennen (1826), a fine example of romantic historical fiction, and Phantasus (3 vol., 1812–16; tr. Tales from the Phantasus, 1845), a collection of stories. Tieck also translated Don Quixote and completed, with his daughter Dorothea and her husband, Graf von Baudissin, the translations of Shakespeare begun by A. W. von Schlegel.

See studies by W. J. Lillyman (1979) and R. Paulin (1987).

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Ludwig Tieck: Selected full-text books and articles

FREE! Romanticism and the Romantic School in Germany By Robert M. Wernaer D. Appleton, 1910
Librarian's tip: Chap. VII "Tieck as a Representative of the Romantic Mood" and Chap. X "Friedrich Schlegel and Tieck as Representatives of Romantic Irony"
A History of the German Novelle By E. K. Bennett; H. M. Waidson University Press, 1961 (2nd edition)
Librarian's tip: Chap. V "The Discursive Novelle--Tieck, The Writers of Jung Deutschland"
German Men of Letters By Alex Natan Oswald Wolff, vol.1, 1961
Librarian's tip: "Ludwig Tieck" begins on p. 39
FREE! A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century By Henry A. Beers Henry Holt, 1901
Librarian's tip: Discussion of Ludwig Tieck begins on p. 147
What Is Dramaturgy? By Bert Cardullo Peter Lang, 1995
Librarian's tip: "Lessing Bequeaths His Troubles to Tieck, Immermann, Brecht, Kipphardt, and Ritz" begins on p. 37
Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide By Douglass H. Thomson; Jack G. Voller; Frederick S. Frank Greenwood Press, 2002
Librarian's tip: "Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853)" begins on p. 429
Poe as Comparatist: Hawthorne and "The German Tieck" (Once More) By Crisman, William ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly), Vol. 16, No. 1, March 2002
German Culture in America, 1600-1900: Philosophical and Literary Influences By Henry A. Pochmann; Arthur R. Schultz University of Wisconsin Press, 1957
Librarian's tip: "Influence of Tieck" begins on p. 382
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