Friedrich von Hausen : Inquiries Into His Poetry
Part of the University of North Carolina Studies in Germanic Languages and Literature series
The author casts new light on Hausen's lyrics by often favoring the manuscript readings.
In the readings, irony emerges as a leading poetic device, as does the element of Spiel.
Questions arise regarding such concepts as Gottesdienst, Frauendienst, and hohe Minne.
Attrition is discussed as the possible motivation behind the persona's decision to take the cross.