Bibliographia Kleschiana

August 1996
8 black and white illustrations
222 pages
22.8x15.2 in
Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
ISBN: 9781571130129
Format: Hardback
Camden House

Bibliographia Kleschiana

The Writings of a Baroque Family

Edited by Karl F. Otto, Jonathan P. Clark

Bibliography, with introduction, of the literary works of two generations of the Klesch family: writers, preachers, poets and scholars.
During the second half of the seventeenth century two generations of the extraordinary Klesch family produced hundreds of literary works; they chronicle the hardships of war and exile, and contributed significantly to the development of a distinctive Protestant literary tradition centred in the Zips area of present-day Slovakia. The Kleschs' works also offer unique insights into German exiles and the role of German language societies in aiding them; the Lutheran community and the Catholic Counter-Reformation in Hungary; sermons and spiritualistic literature; and apocalypticism in the late seventeenth century.
This volume provides a bibliography to the writings of the Klesch family; the introduction explains the significance of the family and its works and outlines their lives.


"[Daniel and Christoph Klesch] receive now their monument in a bibliography that has been prepared with admirable thoroughness and considerable effort." GERMANISTIK
"Anyone who believes there are no new texts or writers to be discovered in German literature needs only this bibliography to learn differently." GERMANIC NOTES AND REVIEWS "The bibliographical descriptions are exemplary, as is the typography." DEUTSCHE BUECHER 'This detailed work serves as a point of departure for our discovery of two new authors and thus will be of far-reaching value.' MONATSHEFTE

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