Adolf Glassbrenner's short-lived literary journal, Berliner Don Quixote (1832-1833), provides an intimate portrait of a city on the verge of modernity. The journal is treated as a cultural document, and the basic themes and concerns of middle-class life in this Prussian capital are identified. Contemporary accounts by Friedrich Arnold Steinmann und Joel Jacoby are used as external corroboration for conclusions about the cultural, political, and social concerns of Berlin's nonaristocratic classes.
Wo das Pulver Liegt
Biedermeier Berlin As Reflected in Adolf Glassbrenner's "Berliner Don Quixote"
Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature