Johannes Jacob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen: Trutz Simplex / Courasche [Spite Simplex / The Life of Courage]

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The short novel Trutz Simplex: oder Ausführliche und wunderseltzame Lebensbeschreibung der Ertzbetrügerin und Landstörzerin Courasche [Spite Simplex or [...] The Runagate Courage, 1670] forms part of Grimmelshausen’s “Simplician” cycle of novels that also includes Der abentheurliche Simplicissimus [The Adventurous Simplicissimus, 1669] and Der seltzame Springinsfeld [The Strange Hopalong, 1670]. Its publication under the author’s anagram Philarchus Grossus von Trommenheim auf Griffsberg constitutes a turning point in German Baroque literature (see entry). Up to the 1660s most novels published i…

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Hoffmeister, Gerhart. "Trutz Simplex / Courasche". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 May 2005
[, accessed 29 September 2016.]

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  1. Picaresque narrative