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Brown, Hilary. 2007. Johanna Eleonora Petersen and the reception of Molière in Germany. Forum for Modern Language Studies 43 (1) : 69–80.
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The earliest significant German edition of Molière, published in 1694, was a collection of thirteen comedies which may have been translated – surprisingly – by the devout pietist writer Johanna Eleonora Petersen. This article offers a detailed examination of the collection. It investigates the question of who may have translated the plays, examines the text itself, and shows how the translation played a crucial role in spreading knowledge of Molière among a new bourgeois readership at the beginning of Germany's own golden age of drama .
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