Eduard Mörike attained enduring fame in his lifetime primarily as a lyric poet and also produced prose works that have retained their significance as masterful contributions to modern German narrative. His poetry marks a significant transition phase in the lyric developments from the classical and romantic tradition around 1800 to the flourishing of the modernist lyric around 1900. In addition, his novella Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag [Mozart on the Way to Prague, 1856] ranks with Thomas Mann's Death in Venice as one of the most complex and compelling in an illustrious tradition of German artist stories, while his novel Maler Nolten [Nolten the …
Whitinger, Raleigh. "Eduard Mörike". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 July 2005; last revised 30 November -1.
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