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Lenau, Nikolaus
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Lenau, Nikolaus, (actually Niembsch Edler von Strehlenau; Aug 13, 1802, Csatád, Hungary – Aug 22, 1850, sanatorium Oberdöbling, Austria) was an Austrian lyric poet and writer of epic verse, who combined melancholy with traits of rebellion and social criticism, and was thus exemplary of the inner conflict of his epoch (Biedermeier, Vormärz ). He wrote atmospheric nature lyrics of great musicality, but also wrote poetry with a commitment to intellectual and political freedom. He employed material from the history of religions in his…

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Schmidt, Thomas, “Lenau, Nikolaus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12894>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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