The English Rogue and the German Simplicissimus

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Richard Head's satyrical romance The English Rogue (1665-80) was one of the few English fictional titles to be translated into German before Daniel DeFoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719). The German translator changed the title to Simplicianischer Jan Perus (1672) - which brought the book into one context with the famous Abentheurlicher Simplicius Simplicissimus (1666-68) by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen which had just recently appeared.

An interdisciplinary seminar - German and English - should compare both texts.