Brger, Gottfried August
Brger, Gottfried August gtfr?t ougo?ost brg?r [key], 1747?94, German poet. He is best known for his ballads in folk-song style; the famous Lenore (1773) was widely translated and had far-reaching influence. Brger edited and wrote for the Gttingen Musenalmanach and taught aesthetics at the Univ. of Gttingen. He translated many works of Homer, Shakespeare, and others, as well as the famous stories of Baron Mnchausen. His unconventional approach to poetry was severely criticized by Schiller.
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