Der Stricker Criticism - Essay

John Margets (essay date 1972)

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

SOURCE: Margets, John. “Non-Feudal Attitudes in Der Stricker's Short Narrative Works. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 4, no. 73 (1972): 754-74.

[In the following essay, Margetts stresses the theological, anti-idealistic, and non-feudal orientation of der Stricker's short narrative writings, while examining critical assertions that these works impart a “bourgeois-plebian ideology.”]

In a paper in which he attempted an assessment of the various emergent interpretations of der Stricker's works a decade ago Wolfgang Spiewok maintained that in certain of der Stricker's works it is possible to see’the conscious adoption and representation of bourgeois-plebeian...

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Stephen L. Wailes (essay date 1974)

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

SOURCE: Wailes, Stephen L. “Immurement and Religious Experience in the Stricker's ‘Eingemauerte Frau.’” Beiträge zur Geschichte der Deutschen Sprache und Literatur 96, nos. 1-2 (1974): 79-102.

[In the following essay, Wailes discusses the moral-didactic orientation of der Stricker's tale “Die eingemauerte Frau,” considering historical examples of devout women who underwent immurement for spiritual reasons and noting the pragmatic example this story presents on the subject of marital obedience.]

The Stricker, like Chaucer, has his Marriage Group. Among the Mären treating the marital relationship, “Die eingemauerte Frau” is noteworthy for the intensity...

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Michael Resler (essay date 1990)

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

SOURCE: Resler, Michael. Introduction to Der Stricker: Daniel of the Blossoming Valley (Daniel von dem Blühenden Tal), translated by Michael Resler, pp. xi-lii. New York: Garland Publishing, 1990.

[In the following introduction to his translation of der Stricker's Daniel of the Blossoming Valley, Resler encapsulates what is known of the poet's life, explores the literary influences on his Daniel, and surveys the poem's artistic achievement as a work of romance that departs from numerous conventions of Arthurian narrative.]

Sometime during the early decades of the thirteenth century—probably between the years 1210 and 1225—a German poet, der Stricker,...

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Albrecht Classen (essay date 1991)

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

SOURCE: Classen, Albrecht. “The Role of Women in the Stricker's Courtly Romance Daniel von dem blühenden Tal.” In Women as Protagonists and Poets in the German Middle Ages: An Anthology of Feminist Approaches to Middle High German Literature, edited by Albrecht Classen, pp. 87-103. Göppingen, Germany: Kümmerle Verlag, 1991.

[In the following essay, Classen argues that Daniel of the Blossoming Valley contains several “modern” features when compared with other examples of medieval romance—particularly in its depiction of women—and marks a historical decline in male-dominated chivalric literature.]

It is not very long ago that most German...

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Stephen L. Wailes (essay date 1993)

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

SOURCE: Wailes, Stephen L. “Wolfram's Parzivâl and Der Stricker's Daniel von dem Blühenden Tal.” Colloquia Germanica 26 (1993): 299-315.

[In the following essay, Wailes compares Daniel of the Blossoming Valley and Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzivâl, exploring the influence of Wolfram's narrative on der Stricker's work, while pointing out the subversive qualities of Daniel in relation to the genre of Arthurian romance.]

In the seventh book of Parzivâl, part of the army of Poydiconjunz, King of Gors, is a group of Britons who were formerly in the army of Artûs but were captured in battle:

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Stephen L. Wailes (essay date 1998)

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

SOURCE: Wailes, Stephen L. “The Tale of the Credulus Provost in Der Stricker's Der Pfaffe Amîs.” JEGP: Journal of English and Germanic Philology 97, no. 2 (April, 1998): 168-76.

[In the following essay, Wailes attributes the omission of an episode from the “Vulgata” manuscript of der Stricker's Die Schwänke des Pfaffen Amîs to its representation of the clergyman Amîs's cupidity.]

The most conspicuous difference between the two principal versions of Der Pfaffe Amîs, the first German Schwankroman, is the omission from the “Vulgata” of the tenth episode in the Rieddeger text, in which Amîs plays the role of an illiterate...

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