By Francis G. Gentry
During probably twenty-five years of inventive productiveness (ca. 1180-ca. 1205), Hartmann von Aue authored a dispute approximately love among the physique and the guts, Die Klage (ca. 1180-85), various songs of courtly love, crusading songs, and probably took half in a campaign himself. He composed the 1st German Arthurian romance, Erec (ca. 1185-90), according to Chr?tien's like-named paintings, and he -- it appears -- ended his literary occupation with a moment, Iwein (completed ca. 1205). additional, he's the author of 2 provocative religious-didactic works, Gregorius (ca. 1190--97), a story of double incest, repentance, and redemption, and Der arme Heinrich (also composed ca. 1190-97, yet after Gregorius, the account of a doubtless excellent nobleman who's troubled with leprosy after which finally cured via a approach set into movement by way of a truly younger peasant lady, whom he finally marries. No different medieval German poet treats such a rare breadth of issues with such artistry of expression. The essays during this quantity, written by means of students from North the USA and Europe, supply perception into many facets of Hartmann's oeuvre, together with the medieval and smooth visible and literary reception of his works. the amount additionally bargains concerns of Hartmann and Chr?tien; Hartmann's putative theological heritage and the effect of the Bible on his stories; the mirrored image of his scientific wisdom in Der arme Heinrich and Iwein; and an entire survey of his lyric construction. more recent avenues of study also are awarded, with essays on problems with gender and at the function of soreness as a constitutive a part of the courtly adventure. it's was hoping that this quantity will end up to be a stimulating better half not just for these accustomed to Hartmann but in addition in the event you are only making the acquaintance of 1 of the best of medieval German poets.
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This reward for love service, which may range in individual cases from a token of love in the form of words or a glance to sexual union, is seldom closely specified. Because the lôn remains withheld and so difficult to achieve, the singer frequently complains and threatens to end HARTMANN VON AUE AS LYRICIST 23 his love-service, but this he cannot do given the basic parameters of hôhe minne. Hôhe minne has to do with the singer’s desire to overcome the distance separating him from his beloved lady, but this distance is inseparable from the lady’s function as the lofty embodiment of beauty and goodness.
Oxford German Studies 3 (1968): 1–29. Urbanek, Ferdinand. “Code- und Redestruktur in Hartmanns Lied ‘Ich var mit iuwern hulden’ (MF Nr. ” Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie 111/1 (1992): 24–50. Hartmann von Aue and Chrétien de Troyes: Respective Approaches to the Matter of Britain Alois Wolf T of Chrétien de Troyes that were adapted by Hartmann, Erec and Yvain, coexist in a symbiotic relationship. While in Erec the abandoning of chivalric activities and social responsibility precipitates a crisis that launches the major plot, in Yvain it is the opposite, namely there is too much emphasis on chivalric activity.
So Hartmann’s songs of hôhe minne leave us in the end with “roles,” which frequently seem to merge with the historical Hartmann, and which show the singer to embrace the responsibility for his lack of success and happiness with his beloved to a degree that is uncommon among the other minnesingers. To the extent that this attitude of responsibility, reminiscent of that of the heroes of the narrative works, replaces the more strictly plaintive one that predominates elsewhere in the love lyrics, Hartmann might be seen to be empowering himself — even if only ex negativo — and to be defining a new lyrical position that is uniquely his own.
A Companion to the Works of Hartmann von Aue (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) by Francis G. Gentry