">Name: Hessian playwright and activist Georg Buchner
Artist: Georg Buchner|
Confronting Bodies: Hessian authorities and German publishers
Date of Action: 1834-1836
Specific Location: The state of Hesse-Darmstadt in pre-unified Germany
Description of Artwork: Buchner helped author The Hessian Courier. In 1836 he printed a letter protesting the new grand duke of Hesse, writing, "The political circumstances are enough to drive me mad. The wretched people patiently pull the cart on which the princes and liberals play their monkey tricks." His play "Storm and Stress" describes a society in chaos.
Soldier: Oh Christina, my Christina, when we play the concertina does it leave you sore, sore, sore.
Buchner left to Strasbourg after he recieved a warrant for arrest.
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