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Wedekind

[vey-duh-kint] /ˈveɪ dəˌkɪnt/
noun
1.
Frank
[frahngk] /frɑŋk/ (Show IPA),
1864–1918, German poet and dramatist.
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  • Where Shaw, however, sees but the problem, Wedekind has only eyes for the poetry.

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    Horace Barnett Samuel
  • To Shaw the irony is a weapon, to Wedekind an end in itself.

    Modernities

    Horace Barnett Samuel
  • Wedekind's dramatic masterpieces, however, are Die Erdgeist.

    Modernities

    Horace Barnett Samuel
  • Like Guy de Maupassant, Wedekind treats only the one subject.

    Modernities

    Horace Barnett Samuel
  • Wedekind has not altogether escaped this national peculiarity.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • The oftener I see or read Wedekind the more I admire his fund of humour.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • Personally, Wedekind was never an extravagant, exaggerated man.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • But as an actor Wedekind is not distinguished, though versatile.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • Wedekind, like Heine, has the faculty of a cynical, a consuming self-irony.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • Wedekind consented, because he was ill, but he made his protest, and justly so.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for Wedekind

Wedekind

/German ˈveːdəkɪnt/
noun
1.
Frank. 1864–1918, German dramatist, whose plays, such as The Awakening of Spring (1891) and Pandora's Box (1904), bitterly satirize the sexual repressiveness of society
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