Clemens Brentano (2566 words)

Claudia Stockinger (Universität Gottingen)
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error

Related Groups

Clemens Brentano is one the most important representatives of German Romanticism, a literary movement which originated in Jena at the end of the 1790s, dissociating itself on the one hand from the literary-political programme of the so-called Berlin Late-Enlightenment (“Berliner Spätaufklärung”; Friedrich Nicolai) and, on the other hand, from the aesthetic objectives of Weimar Classicism (“Weimarer Klassik”; Friedrich Schiller, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe). A follower of Ludwig Tieck, whose literary achievements he tried to outdo – Dorothea Veit called him “Tieck's Tieck” (“Tieck des Tiecks”) – Brentano was less interested in the theory of Early …

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Stockinger, Claudia. "Clemens Brentano". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 May 2004
[, accessed 22 October 2018.]

Related Groups

  1. European Romanticism

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.