Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832): author of the poetic drama, Faust, and novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853): Romantic and later Realist writer, translator of Cervantes and Shakespeare. Friedrich de la Motte Fouque (1777-1843): prolific writer and most widely read of Romantics. Clemens Brentano (1778-1842): part of younger generation of Romantics, later abandonned writing for Catholic faith. Carol Tully: Lecturer in German at the University of Wales, Bangor.