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In German, an author of literary texts is called a Dichter (poet). The term covers writers from the everyday author of written works to the creative poet. The meaning includes both the poet as a craftsman who employs certain learnable techniques and the creator of brilliant works of art that are the product of special inspirat…

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Detken, Anke, “Poet”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018310>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721

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