Friedrich von Hausen
Inquiries Into His Poetry
The author casts new light on Hausen's lyrics by often favoring the manuscript readings. In the readings, irony emerges as a leading poetic device, as does the element of "Spiel". Questions arise regarding such concepts as "Gottesdienst", "Frauendienst", and "hohe Minne". Attrition is discussed as the possible motivation behind the "persona"'s decision to take the cross.
KeywordsGerman Studies; Literature
PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
Publication date and placeChapel Hill, 1977
SeriesUNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures,
Literature: history & criticism