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Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Busch was a German humorist, poet, illustrator and painter. He published comic illustrated cautionary tales from 1859, achieving his most notable works in the 1870s. Busch's illustrations used wood engraving, and later, zincography. Busch drew on contemporary parochial and city life, satirizing Catholicism, Philistinism, strict religious morality and bigotry. His comic text was colourful and entertaining, using onomatopoeia, neologisms and other figures of speech, and led to some work being banned by the authorities. Busch was influential in both poetry and illustration, and became a source for future generations of comic artists. The Katzenjammer Kids was inspired by Busch's Max and Moritz, one of a number of imitations produced in Germany and the United States. The Wilhelm Busch Prize and the Wilhelm Busch Museum help maintain his legacy. His 175th anniversary in 2007 was celebrated throughout Germany. Busch remains one of the most influential poets and artists in Western Europe.

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List of poems by Wilhelm Busch 9 total

Hans Huckebein (The Unlucky Raven) Prologue 124 ViewsRate it
Max and Moritz Fishing 109 ViewsRate it
The Mole Part One 95 ViewsRate it
Finch & Frog
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The Mole Part Three 84 ViewsRate it
Hans Huckebein part one 83 ViewsRate it
Impending Doom 60 ViewsRate it
The Miller's Bold Daughter 55 ViewsRate it
The Mole Part Two 24 ViewsRate it

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