Der Stricker Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Classen, Albrecht. “Misogyny and the Battle of Genders in the Stricker's Maeren.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 92, no. 1 (1991): 105-22.

An appraisal of eight representative short narrative works by der Stricker on the subject of relations between men and women in marriage, commenting on the writer's remarkable defense of women's rights in the Middle Ages.

Hart, Thomas Elwood. “'Werkstruktur’ in Stricker's Daniel?: A Critique by Counterexample. Colloquia Germanica 13, no. 2 (1980): 106-41.

Critique of Ingeborg Henderson's 1976 study Strickers Daniel von dem blühenden Tal: Werkstruktur und Interpretation unter Berücksichtigung der handschriftlichen Überlieferung, a work that probes the underlying numerical structure and symmetries of der Stricker's Daniel of the Blossoming Valley.

Henderson, Ingeborg. “Stricker's Daniel in the Recently Found MS. Germ. 1340.” JEGP: Journal of English and Germanic Philology 86, no. 3 (July 1987): 348-57.

Documents the features of a previously neglected fifteenth-century manuscript of der Stricker's Daniel of the Blossoming Valley.

Lewis, Robert E. “The Devil as Judge: The Stricker's Short Narrative ‘Der Richter und der Teufel.’” In The Dark Figure in Medieval German and Germanic Literature, edited by Edward R. Haymes and Stephanie Cain Van D'Elden, pp. 114-27. Göppingen, Germany: Kümmerle Verlag, 1986.

Examines der Stricker's short narrative “Der Richter und der Teufel” as an ironic and unique depiction of the Devil in a positive light in order to better convey the author's didactic theme regarding the nature of human evil.

Wailes, Stephen L. “Heresy in Austria: A New Look at a Medieval Source.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 79, no. 2 (1978): 97-101.

Analyzes a section from der Stricker's didactic poem “Die Klage” containing an account of heretical practices performed by a thirteenth-century Luciferian sect in northwestern Austria.

Additional coverage of der Stricker's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 138; and Literature Resource Center.