Sturm und Drang[s̸hto̵orm′ o̵ont dräŋ′]
Origin: Ger from Wirrwarr, oder Sturm und Drang, literally , Confusion, or Storm and Stress, play by F. M. verb Klinger (1752-1831), German dramatist
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- Turmoil; ferment: “A book's historical roots represent another barrier; so does the personal Sturm und Drang of the author” (Robert Kanigel).
- A late-18th-century German romantic literary movement whose works typically depicted the struggles of a highly emotional individual against conventional society.
Origin: German, storm and stress, after Sturm und Drang, a drama by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger (1752-1831).