Georg Buchner and the Birth of the Modern Drama
One of the first comprehensive treatments in English of the first modern playwright.
Georg Büchner (1813–1837), the playwright, has been called an artistic revolutionist because of the way he broke with the past in his endeavor to find new modes of perception, experience, and consciousness. Now recognized as the first modern playwright who has influenced almost every form of drama developed in this century, this volume is one of the first comprehensive treatments in English of his genius. Also included is a new and accurate translation of the fragmentary play "Woyzeck," which gives Büchner's final statement on the nature of man and his role as a social animal.