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Was German Literature written in dialect during the 17th to 19th Centuries? Was von Clausewitz's, On War, written in High German?

German literature, especially written in the 18th and 19th century by bourgois writers, is certainly written in a language that has only minor differences to modern Hochdeutsch. If you look back to ...
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Was German Literature written in dialect during the 17th to 19th Centuries? Was von Clausewitz's, On War, written in High German?

Tofro has supplied a good answer, but I would like to add that there is a large amount of literature in German dialects, especially in verse, but also in prose. For example, Hauptmann’s play “Die ...
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Was German Literature written in dialect during the 17th to 19th Centuries? Was von Clausewitz's, On War, written in High German?

Literature, especially written after the 18th century, was generally written in (at least what its author and publisher considered) Hochdeutsch. Most of the German dialects don't even have a written ...
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