Clemens Maria Brentano (Brentano Clemens Maria)( German writer.)
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Biography Clemens Maria Brentano (Brentano Clemens Maria)
Born Sept. 8, 1778 in Erenbraytshtayne Rhein in the family who came from Italy, Peter Anton Brentano and Maximilian, the daughter of novelist Sophia Laroche. He studied at the universities of Bonn and Jena, and later lived in Heidelberg, Vienna and Berlin. In Heidelberg, Brentano, along with Ludwig von Arnim published in the 1806-1808 three-volume anthology of German folk song Magic horn boy (Das Knaben Wunderhorn). The book had an enormous influence on German lyric poetry, the text of the Austrian composer, Mahler (1860-1911) set to music, creating his famous song cycle of 1895.
Brilliantly gifted, but restless poet seems to have been able to find spiritual support, returning in 1817 in the bosom of the Catholic Church, to which belonged to the birth, and has since led a monastic way of life.
Best in Brentano - lyric poem, filled with strong emotion and extremely elegant in form. Its origins lie in the lyricism of folk song. Poetry Brentano responsive to the mood of many: it has and the unbridled imagination, and deep piety and irony, and humor, and tragedy. He wrote also belong to a novel Godvi (Godwi, . 1800-1801) and a number of plays, . but the best of his prose - novel story of a glorious Kasperle and handsome Annerl (Die Geschichte vom braven Kasperl und dem schnen Annerl, . 1817), . woeful worldly history; Chronicle of a wandering scholar (Die Chronik eines fahrenden Schlers, . 1818) and fairytale Gokel, . Hinkel and Gakelyayya (Gockel, . Hinkel und Gackeleia, . 1838),
Brentano died in Aschaffenburg July 28, 1842.