Gottfried Benn | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Mark Ritter

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Gottfried Benn.
This section contains 2,611 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Mark Ritter

Critical Essay by Mark Ritter

SOURCE: “The Unfinished Legacy of Early Expressionist Poetry: Benn, Heym, Van Hoddis and Lichtenstein,” in Passion and Rebellion: The Expressionist Heritage, edited by Stephen Eric Bronner and Douglas Kellner, J. F. Bergin Publishers, Inc., 1983, pp. 151-56.

In the following excerpt, Ritter discusses the influence of Benn's expressionist poetry on later poets.

“The heritage of Expressionism is not yet over, for it has not yet even been started.”1 With these typically cryptic words, Ernst Bloch attempted to put an end to the famous “expressionism debate” in 1938.2 There is one group of Expressionists for whom the term “unfinished legacy” is especially apt: the lyric poets of early Expressionism. A number of these poets (Trakl, Benn, Heym and Stadler) are among the handful of Expressionists still known to...

(read more)

This section contains 2,611 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Mark Ritter
Follow Us on Facebook