Georg Büchner's 'Dantons Tod'
A Reappraisal

Dorothy James

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 16

Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 1982  •  146pp

ISBN: 978-0-900547-77-5 (paperback)  •  RRP £25, $40

EnlightenmentGermanDrama


Büchner's turbulent drama Dantons Tod presents problems of characterisation on a different order of magnitude from those of the works which followed, not least because it was Büchner's first play, and a very ambitious one. He poured into it a welter of youthful ideas and emotions, amd there is no such integration of character, mood, idea, and setting as one finds later in the more limited and unified work. James's study approaches Dantons Tod through a study of how Büchner chose to motivate his characters.

Bibliography entry:

James, Dorothy, Georg Büchner's 'Dantons Tod': A Reappraisal, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 16 (Cambridge: MHRA, 1982)

First footnote reference: 35 Dorothy James, Georg Büchner's 'Dantons Tod': A Reappraisal, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 16 (Cambridge: MHRA, 1982), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 James, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

James, Dorothy. 1982. Georg Büchner's 'Dantons Tod': A Reappraisal, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 16 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (James 1982: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 James 1982: 21.

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