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Dehmel, Richard

Dehmel, Richard r?khrt d?m?l [key], 1863?1920, German poet. An ardent mountain climber and soldier, he expressed his restless temperament in passionate and impressionistic poetry. His verse, often dealing with social problems, represents a revolt against extreme naturalism. Among his works are the poetic collection Erlsungen [redemptions] (1891) and the verse novel Zwei Menschen [two human beings] (1903).

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