Sturm und DrangSturm und Drang
an early Romantic movement in 18th-cent. German literature and music
Origin of Sturm und DrangGerman ; from Wirrwarr, oder Sturm und Drang, literally , Confusion, or Storm and Stress, play by F. M. verb Klinger (1752-1831), German dramatist
Sturm und Drang
- Turmoil; ferment: “A book's historical roots represent another barrier; so does the personal Sturm und Drang of the author” (Robert Kanigel).
- A German romantic literary movement of the late 1700s whose works typically depicted the struggles of a highly emotional individual against conventional society.
Origin of Sturm und DrangGerman, storm and stress, after Sturm und Drang, a drama by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger (1752–1831).
Borrowed from German phrase with the same figurative meaning.