Wolfgang Borchert: An Interpretative Study

Publication Year



Poetry, Wolfgang Borchert, German, English, literature


Comparative Literature | English Language and Literature | European History | German Language and Literature | Poetry


Wolfgang Borchert's work is the feverish writing of a a young German of strong convictions. Written primarily in the immediate post-war period of 1945-1947, it is sharply emphatic. It deals with life, death, love--and dandelions. It is the work of a man in love with the life which was slipping through his fingers.

As a post-war work, it is revealing in its emphasis. As the work of a talented young man, it is interesting both in its dependence upon contemporary thought--and in its creative innovations.

The purpose of this study is to describe Borchert's work. The study places Borchert historically, describes his more important techniques, and describes convictions important to him.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

English: Literature and Writing

Department 2 Awarding Honors Status


Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

This document is currently unavailable online.