Vocabulary: sturm und drang

Title: Game Change
Author: John Heilemann
Author: Mark Halperin
Sentence: Among Obama's donors, sturm und drang was the order of the day.
Page: 115

Word: 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 late-18th-century German romantic literary movement whose works typically depicted the struggles of a highly emotional individual against conventional society.
  • Etymology: German, storm and stress, after Sturm und Drang, a drama by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger (1752-1831).
   Source: TheFreeDictionary.com

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