Grimmelshausen Hans Jakob Kristofel( German writer)
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Biography Grimmelshausen Hans Jakob Kristofel
Grimmelshausen, Hans Jakob Christoffel (Grimmelshausen, Hans Jakob Christoffel von) (ca. 1622-1676), German writer. Born supposedly about. 1622 in Gelnhauzene (Hesse). Probably kidnapped as a child soldiers, to experience firsthand the horrors of the Thirty Years War. By the end it was a regimental clerk in Offenburg (Baden), where the donkey; apparently converted to Catholicism, in 1849 married. A bailiff in the graph background Shauenbug Renhtale, then steward of the castle in Ullenburge, which established ties with the literary circles of Strasbourg. Kept inn in Gaysbahe, in 1667 became a sergeant and tax collector in Renhene.
In 1665, spurred by poverty, Grimmelshausen asked to compose. In 1666 the publication of a moral "Satirical Pilgram" (Satyrische Pilgram) and the novel "chaste Joseph" (Der keusche Joseph), instruct in godliness. Following this attempt at writing Grimmelshausen published his main work "The Adventures of Simplicissimus" (Der abenteurliche Simplicissimus, kn. 1-5, 1668). In 1669 he added a sixth book, portraying Simplicissimus pious hermit on the fertile island in the South Seas (Indian Ocean). However, the imagination of the author is not willing to part with the character: there are numerous 'continuation' of the fate of the heroes of the second plan. Significant other story about vivandiere (1670), . inspiring Brecht in "Mother Courage"; "Amazing Shpringinsfeld" (Der seltzame Springinsfeld, . 1670) and "Magic Bird's Nest" (Das wunderbarliche Vogel-Nest, . 1672, 1675), . pledged books VII-X Simplicissimus,
From 1669 to 1671 came three calendar with fairy tales, in 1671 - "Eternal Calendar" (Ewigwhrender Kalender). Fabulously fantastic motifs permeated First sluggard "(Der erste Brnhuter), . "The Phantom scrip" (Gaukeltasche), . "Proud Melcher" (Stolzer Melcher), . War mustache and beard "(Bartkrieg), . "German Michael" (Deutscher Michel), . "Hangman's man" (Galgenmnnlein),
. In kurtuaznyh novels "Ditvalt and Amalinda" (Dietwalt und Amelinde, 1670) and "Proximus and Limpida" (Proximus und Lympida) Grimmelshausen paid tribute pretsioznoy literature. Died in Grimmelshausen Renhene August 17, 1676.