One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Horacker" to Matthias Claudius to Death and the Maiden

Raabe's Horacker is a bit larded with allusions, but there are pretty good Notes and this can lead to some pretty interestings "connections."

Example: Horacker mentions the Wandsbecker Bote and includes this Note:

113. A newspaper published by the poet Matthias Claudius (1740 - 1815), which served as an organ for his pious and somewhat sentimental view of the world.

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A Google or two re Claudius and I'm at Death and the Maiden:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthias_Claudius&ei=LJrjTsbvNOfhiAKs-MTXBg&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CDIQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dwandsbecker%2Bbote%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1366%26bih%3D599%26prmd%3Dimvnsb

Death and the Maiden by Hans Baldung Grien, 1517

[From the Wikimedia Commons]
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