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Graf Von Loeben and the Legend of Lorelei Allen Wilson Porterfield

Graf Von Loeben and the Legend of Lorelei

Allen Wilson Porterfield

Published December 4th 2009
ISBN : 9781438530925
Paperback
60 pages
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That this now well-known ballad of the Lorelei was invented by Brentano is proved, not so much by his own statement to that effect as by the fact that the erudite and diligent Grimm brothers, the friends of Brentano, did not include theMoreThat this now well-known ballad of the Lorelei was invented by Brentano is proved, not so much by his own statement to that effect as by the fact that the erudite and diligent Grimm brothers, the friends of Brentano, did not include the Lorelei-legend in their collection of 579 Deutsche Sagen, 1816. The name of his heroine Brentano took from the famous echo-rock near St. Goar, with which locality he became thoroughly familiar during the years 1780-89. No romanticist knew the Rhine better or loved it more than Brentano. Lore means[31] a small, squinting elf- and is connected with the verb lauern.