Max und Moritz. Eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen by Wilhelm BuschKein Ding sieht so aus, wie es ist. Am wenigsten der Mensch, dieser lederne Sack voller Kniffe und Pfiffe, schrieb Wilhelm Busch (1832 1908) in seiner autobiografischen Skizze Von mir uber mich. Knapp drei?ig Jahre zuvor, 1865, waren die sieben Streiche seines legendaren Lausbubenduos erschienen: Max und Moritz begrundeten auf einen Streich den Ruhm ihres Autors. Seine brillant geschliffenen Verse und die wunderbar komischen Federzeichnungen sind Meisterstucke schwarzen Humors. Mit den anarchistischen Bosheiten seiner beiden Helden zielte Busch bissig-ironisch auf die Reprasentanten einer von Phrasendrescherei und Spie?ertum durchsetzten Gesellschaft.
Max und Moritz
Max und Moritz
Actually, if you are not by chance a German native speaker , you probably might never have heard of satirical author , illustrator and painter Wilhelm Busch , who was famous in the 19th century in Germany for his cynical humor and biting mockery being communicated in an artful way. His humorous drawings and caricatures are remarkable for the extreme simplicity and expressiveness of his pen-andink line. I have only limited knowledge of englisch speaking authors , but from my point of view , I would consider the works of Wilhelm Busch very much alike the style of writing of Mark Twain. Max and Moritz are by no means obviously naughty children, but fun-loving rascals instead. The tone of voice in the first lines of the story is already greatly exaggerated.
The German nineteenth-century artist Wilhelm Busch is regarded as one of the founders of modern-day comics. He pioneered several elements which have become staples of the medium, such as onomatopeia and expressive movement lines. His iconic series 'Max und Moritz' , about two naughty young boys, was the first children's comic in history. Its success proved that young readers were the most important market for comics, which has been both a blessing as well as a curse for the medium. Because of their subversive tone Busch' series also became the first comics to be subject of a media scare. In some countries his work was even banned. Busch is the first significant German comics artist and therefore the historical starting point of all German-language comics that followed.
This highly inventive, blackly humorous tale, told entirely in rhymed couplets , was written and illustrated by Wilhelm Busch and published in It is among the early works of Busch, yet it already featured many substantial, effectually aesthetic and formal regularities, procedures and basic patterns of Busch's later works. The German title satirizes the German custom of giving a subtitle to the name of dramas in the form of "Ein Drama in Akten" A Drama in Acts , which became dictum in colloquial usage for any event with an unpleasant or dramatic course, e. Busch's classic tale of the terrible duo now in the public domain has since become a proud part of the culture in German-speaking countries.