Die Gesellschaft

Naturalist literary magazine in Germany (1885–1902)

Die Gesellschaft
Die Gesellschaft Januar 1885.jpg
Cover page dated January 1885
CategoriesLiterary magazine
  • Monthly
  • Weekly
PublisherFriedrich Verlag
FounderMichael Georg Conrad
Final issue
CountryGerman Empire
Based in
  • Munich
  • Leipzig

Die Gesellschaft (German: Society) was a magazine which was published in German Empire between 1885 and 1902. It billed itself as the "organ of contemporary literary youth".[1] It is known for its strong support for naturalism and its founder and editor Michael Georg Conrad.

History and profile

Die Gesellschaft was established by Michael Georg Conrad in Munich in 1885.[1][2] Conrad and Karl Bleibtreu edited the magazine until 1902 when it folded.[3][4] The magazine came out weekly between its start in 1885 and 1891.[5] Then it was published on a monthly basis.[5] The first two volumes of the magazine were published by Conrad.[2] From 1887 its publisher became the Friedrich Verlag which was owned by Wilhelm Friedrich and based in Leipzig.[2][6] Die Gesellschaft ceased publication in 1902 after producing 18 issues.[5]

Content and contributors

Die Gesellschaft provided articles on naturalism, literature, art and public life.[3] One of its contributors was the German Georgist Michael Flürscheim who wrote about the program of the Land League.[1] Another one was Anna Croissant-Rust who published short fictional proses following naturalist literary approach.[7] Alfred Schuler was also among the contributors of the magazine.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Michael Silagi; Susan N. Faulkner (January 1993). "Henry George and Europe: Early Efforts to Organize Germany's Land Reformers Failed, but the Pioneers Won a National Demonstration". American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 52 (1): 120. doi:10.1111/j.1536-7150.1993.tb02753.x.
  2. ^ a b c Jan Behrs (2020). "Manufacturing Modernism: M. G. Conrad'sDie Gesellschaftas a Model of Editorial Practice". In Vance Byrd; Ervin Malakaj (eds.). Market Strategies and German Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century. Vol. 26. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter. pp. 195–218. ISBN 978-3-11-065710-4.
  3. ^ a b "Conrad, Michael Georg" (in German). Deutsche Biographie.
  4. ^ Vernon L. Lidtke (February 1974). "Naturalism and Socialism in Germany". The American Historical Review. 79 (1): 22. doi:10.2307/1868314.
  5. ^ a b c "Die Gesellschaft" (in German). Litaratur Portal Bayern. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  6. ^ Gary D. Stark (September 1985). "The Censorship of Literary Naturalism, 1885-1895: Prussia and Saxony". Central European History. 18 (3–4): 333. doi:10.1017/S0008938900017362.
  7. ^ a b Paul Bishop (1999). "Alfred Schuler's Reception of Henrik Ibsen". Oxford German Studies. 28 (1): 163, 179. doi:10.1179/ogs.1999.28.1.152.

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