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Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine$
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Ritchie Robertson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199571581

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.001.0001

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The Fairy Way of Writing: Wieland

The Fairy Way of Writing: Wieland

(p.158) 5 The Fairy Way of Writing: Wieland
Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Ritchie Robertson (Contributor Webpage)

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Christoph Martin Wieland, often called the German Voltaire, wrote a succession of humorous and erotic verse narratives, culminating in Oberon (1780). The literary and theatrical genres—Italian romance epic, medieval romance, fairy‐tales, musical drama—are surveyed, with an emphasis on how Wieland presents his female characters as empowered. Oberon, however, marks a more conservative turn in Wieland's late work, and also a portrayal of the Islamic world which has been criticized as typical of Edward Said's Orientalism; these problems are explored and an explanation for both suggested.

Keywords:   Wieland, Oberon, fairy‐tales, Orientalism, Said

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