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All volumes of the Marburger Ausgabe critical edition of Büchner's work.

October 17th 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Georg Büchner (1813-1837), the German dramatist.

The 18 volume Marburger Ausgabe critical edition of his collected works, a major work of Büchner scholarship issued by the Forschungsstelle Georg Büchner, Marburg, in cooperation with the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz was begun in 2000 and has been completed this year to coincide with the bicentenary.

The University Library’s copy of this set can be found at: S746.b.200.15-25, 27-32 – order in West Room (vol. 7.1 is at – order in Map Room)

To celebrate the anniversary the Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt in cooperation with the Forschungsstelle Georg Büchner, Marburg, is hosting a major new exhibition entitled Georg Büchner: Revolutionär mit Feder und Skalpell from October 13th 2013 until February 16th 2014. The accompanying catalogue is at S950.a.201.1929.

This exhibition follows from the one held in 1987 at Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt to mark 150 years since Büchner’s death. The University Library has the accompanying exhibition catalogue:

  • Georg Büchner 1813-1837: Revolutionär, Dichter, Wissenschaftler. Basel: Stroemfeld/Roter Stern, 1987.

The University Library also has a new biography of Büchner published this year:

  • Kurzke, Hermann. Georg Büchner: Geschichte eines Genies. Munich: Beck, 2013.

Another recently published addition to the study of Büchner is:

  • Borgards, Roland; Neumeyer, Harald (eds.): Büchner-Handbuch. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009.

Researchers into Büchner may also be interested in the international conference entitled Büchner today (note: PDF) being held at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, 14-15 November 2013.