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Jean Paul (J. P. F. Richter) (1763–1825)

Richter, Jean Paul Friedrich (riċh’ter). A German satirist, philosopher, and humorist; born at Wunsiedel, Bavaria, March 21, 1763; died at Bayreuth, Nov. 14, 1825. He is one of the great humorists of modern German literature, but disregards literary form. His first noteworthy production was the novel ‘The Invisible Lodge’ (1793), followed by ‘Hesperus’ (1795); ‘Biographical Recreations under the Cranium of a Giantess’ (1796); ‘The Life of Quintus Fixlein’ (1796); ‘Flower, Fruit, and Thorn Pieces’ (1797); ‘The Jubilating Senior’ (1797); ‘The Country Valley’ (1797); ‘Titan’ (1803); ‘Wild Oats’ (1804); ‘Introduction to Æsthetics’ (1805), his first philosophical attempt, and regarded by many as the culmination of his genius; and ‘Levana, or Pedagogies’ (1807). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).