TITLE

Hasenclever's Sinnenglück und Seelenfrieden as Metaphor for Suicide

AUTHOR(S)
Elwood, William R.; Rennert, Hellmut Hal
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama & Theater: An American ;2004, p93
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
An essay from the book "Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama and Theater: An American Reception 1977-1999" is presented. It examines the play "Sinnenglück und Seelenfrieden," written by Walter Hasenclever, which is centered on suffering and the karmic implications of life. The play is considered to be the most clear analysis of pain as an element of the human condition. In a variety of ways, it is a culmination of both empirical and mystical elements of Hasenclever's dramaturgy. The rationalist and casual modes were transcended in the play.
ACCESSION #
19288479

 

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