Franz Grillparzer: Der arme Spielmann [The Poor Fiddler]

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Der arme Spielmann [The Poor Fiddler, 1848] was Franz Grillparzer's literary contribution to the revolutionary year of 1848, although in a letter to Johann Count Mailáth (1786-1855) he denied that his Rahmennovelle (novella with a narrative frame) had any political significance.  The novella was published in Pest in Deutscher Almanach Iris (German Almanac Iris) by the liberal Hungarian patriot Gustav Heckenast (1811-1878), and edited by the historian and Hungarian patriot Johann Count Mailáth.  The latter, one of the tutors of the rebellious Austrian Empress Elisabeth (“Sisi”, 1837-1898), promoted Austrian

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Lorenz, Dagmar C. G.. "Der arme Spielmann". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 April 2006
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