By Francis G. Gentry
During probably twenty-five years of inventive productiveness (ca. 1180-ca. 1205), Hartmann von Aue authored a dispute approximately love among the physique and the guts, Die Klage (ca. 1180-85), quite a few songs of courtly love, crusading songs, and probably took half in a campaign himself. He composed the 1st German Arthurian romance, Erec (ca. 1185-90), in accordance with Chr?tien's like-named paintings, and he -- it appears -- ended his literary occupation with a moment, Iwein (completed ca. 1205). additional, he's the author of 2 provocative religious-didactic works, Gregorius (ca. 1190--97), a story of double incest, repentance, and redemption, and Der arme Heinrich (also composed ca. 1190-97, yet after Gregorius, the account of a likely excellent nobleman who's with leprosy after which eventually cured through a strategy set into movement by means of a truly younger peasant lady, whom he eventually marries. No different medieval German poet treats such a rare breadth of issues with such artistry of expression. The essays during this quantity, written by means of students from North the US and Europe, supply perception into many features of Hartmann's oeuvre, together with the medieval and glossy visible and literary reception of his works. the quantity additionally deals concerns of Hartmann and Chr?tien; Hartmann's putative theological history and the impression of the Bible on his stories; the mirrored image of his scientific wisdom in Der arme Heinrich and Iwein; and a whole survey of his lyric creation. more moderen avenues of analysis also are awarded, with essays on problems with gender and at the function of ache as a constitutive a part of the courtly adventure. it really is was hoping that this quantity will turn out to be a stimulating spouse not just for these conversant in Hartmann but in addition when you are only making the acquaintance of 1 of the best of medieval German poets.
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MF 212, 13) In this song, Hartmann focuses on the distance between singer and beloved lady that is a central aspect of hôhe minne. The singer, far from his beloved, begins with a reflection on the fidelity of his lady. Since even a man who is constantly nearby must be concerned about the fidelity of his beloved, the problem is so much the greater for a man who is far away from her. But in this song, already in the closing verses of the first strophe, the very distance to the beloved is imbued with value: Dâ wil ich geniezen ir bescheidenheit und daz si vil wol wisse, war umbe ich si meit.
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A Companion to the Works of Hartmann von Aue (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) by Francis G. Gentry