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Friedrich von Logau - The Satirist

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Anna Fritzmann

Friedrich von Logau made the satirical epigram productive for German literature. His epigrams draw the reader into an I-thou relationship, and let his psyche shine through his language. He displays a genius for imagery and technique, and shows incomparable artistry with irony. He possesses the traits essential to a dis- criminating critic. He uses two literary forms that express every human feeling and touch every human being: the epigram and satire. Logau raised the German epigram to its highest peak. His satires reflect the world at any time in any age.
Contents: The Epigrammatic Satirist - A Fragmented World - Problem of Peace - Unchristian Christianity - Polished Politics - Rush for Rank - Fashion - Logau's Fame.