Sturm und Drang


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Sturm und Drang

 (shto͝orm′ o͝ont dräng′)
n.
1. Turmoil; ferment: "A book's historical roots represent another barrier; so does the personal Sturm und Drang of the author" (Robert Kanigel).
2. A German romantic literary movement of the late 1700s whose works typically depicted the struggles of a highly emotional individual against conventional society.

[German, storm and stress, after Sturm und Drang, , a drama by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger (1752-1831).]

Sturm und Drang

(ˈʃtʊrm ʊnt ˈdraŋ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Movements) a German literary movement of the latter half of the 18th century, characterized by a reaction against rationalism
[literally: storm and stress, from the title of a play by F. M. von Klinger (1752–1831), German dramatist]

Sturm und Drang

(ˈʃtʊrm ʊnt ˈdrɑŋ)
n.
1. a romantic movement in German literature of the late 18th century, characterized chiefly by exaltation of the individual, rejection of established forms, and nationalism.
2. turmoil; upheaval.
[< German: literally, storm and stress]

Sturm und Drang

A German phrase meaning storm and stress, used as the name of a German literary movement of the 18th century.
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Noun1.Sturm und Drang - a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)Sturm und Drang - a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
disorder - a disturbance of the peace or of public order
ferment, fermentation, unrest, agitation, tempestuousness - a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"
roller coaster - anything characterized by abrupt and extreme changes (especially up and down); "the economy has been on a roller coaster all year"
violence - a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

Sturm und Drang

noun
A state of uneasiness and usually resentment brewing to an eventual explosion:
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Hoffmann, Winckelmann's impact of drama prior to Goethe's Iphigenie, self and other in Sturm und Drang drama, Goethe's Die Wahlverwandtschaften and the problem of feminine orality, and bodily grace and consciousness from the Enlightenment to Romanticism.
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Saturday night's 'Sturm und Drang' programme was entirely in the dark and emotive keys of G minor (the Haydn 39 and Mozart 40) and C minor (the Mozart Piano Concerto No.
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German critic and philosopher, who was the leading figure of the Sturm und Drang literary movement and an innovator in the philosophy of history and culture.