Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Modern & Classical Languages
Dr. Stephen Mark Carey - Chair
The novella, Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts was published in 1826 by Joseph von Eichendorff and was heralded at that time and for many years thereafter by critics as the epitome of the German romantic novel, and the hero, the Taugenichts himself, was the ultimate German romantic hero as well. In the recent past critics have questioned this orientation and research has been initiated that contradicts the assertion that Eichendorff crafted the ideal romantic novella and hero. This Thesis will examine the validity of this claim.
Anderson, Annette Margaret, "Eichendorffs aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts: Ist der Taugenichts der perfekte Romatische Held in der perfekten Romantischen Novelle, ja oder nein?." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2008.