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Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger (Klinger Friedrich Maximilian von)

( German writer.)

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(1752-1831)
Born February 17, 1752 in Frankfurt. In 1771 he joined the group of revolutionary poets, headed by JW Goethe, . which soon became the focus of rapid and sometimes extravagant movement, . known as the 'Sturm und Drang', . rising to the play Klinger's Sturm und Drang (Sturm und Drang, . 1776),
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Writer's work is almost entirely devoted to social issues, his favorite theme - the conflict between the individual and society. Plays Klinger period of 'Sturm und Drang' replete with bombastic tirades, but nevertheless, the audience received them graciously, especially drama Gemini (Die Zwillinge, 1776). Culmination of this period tragedy Stilpo and his sons (Stilpo und seine Kinder, 1780). Aware of past failings, Klinger and drama, and philosophical novels, turned to more traditional forms. Except, . perhaps, . novel Faust, . his life, . act and the overthrow of hell (Fausts Leben, . Taten und Hllenfahrt, . 1791), . these late works is easy to read, . but lack of depth and originality, and because almost forgotten, . including history Jafar Barmakids (Geschichte Giafars des Barmeciden, . 1792) and A man and a poet (Der Weltmann und der Dichter, . 1798),
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In 1780, Klinger went to Russia, which identifies an officer in the Russian army. By 1811 he attained the rank of lieutenant-general, in 1803-1817 was a trustee of Dorpat (Tartu) University. Klinger died in Dorpat (Tartu) 25 February 1831.


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