Ludwig Tieck

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Ludwig Tieck ranks as a major figure of German Romanticism, known not only for the artistic and historical importance of his literary works, but also for his interactions with leading writers and thinkers, as well as editorial work, dramaturgy, literary criticism, and translation. He experienced and had a hand in shaping such developments in literary history as the shift from Enlightenment ideals to Romantic artistic goals, a later turn toward Realism, the Gothic movement, including tales of vampirism, metamorphosis, and sorcery, and the typically Romantic literary incorporation of music and art, Medieval culture and the German heritage of fairy-tales and folk culture. He promoted Shakespeare in Germany and fruitful interactions between …

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Saur, Pamela S.. "Ludwig Tieck". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 March 2011
[, accessed 29 November 2015.]

Articles on Tieck's works

  1. Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen [Franz Sternbald's Journeying Years]

Related Groups

  1. European Romanticism