Bremen contributions was the name of the weekly magazine Neue Beybeitrag for the pleasure of the mind and wit. It appeared from 1744 to 1759 during the Enlightenment .
The magazine was founded by the writer Karl Christian Gärtner in Bremen in 1744 . It was published by Nathanael Saurmann and was considered a mouthpiece for the Saxon school of poets. Johann Andreas Cramer , Johann Arnold Ebert , Gottlieb Wilhelm Rabener , Johann Adolf Schlegel and Konrad Arnold Schmid have worked with gardeners since the company was founded.
Later Christian Fürchtegott Gellert , Nikolaus Dietrich Giseke , Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock , Christlob Mylius and Justus Friedrich Wilhelm Zachariae also contributed. Klopstock published the first chants of his Messiah here in 1748 . Translations of English literature, e.g. Published by William Shakespeare , John Milton , Edward Young and Alexander Pope .
The journal was edited from Leipzig, as most of the Bremen contributors were students or graduates of the University of Leipzig. After their circle gradually dissolved from 1747, the magazine was continued by Johann Matthias Dreyer from 1749 .
- New posts for the pleasure of the mind and wit . Olms, Hildesheim 1978 (microfiche edition; reprint of the Bremen editions 1744−1759).
- Franz Muncker : Bremen contributor (= German National Literature . Volume 43 ). Spemann, Berlin 1889, DNB 36691278X .
- Christel Matthias Schröder : The "Bremen Contributions". Prehistory and history of a German magazine of the 18th century . Schünemann Verlag , Bremen 1956, DNB 454481969 .
- Fritz Meyen : Bremen contributions to the Collegium Carolinum in Braunschweig. K. Chr. Gärtner, JA Ebert, FW Zachariä, KA Schmid (= Braunschweiger Werkstücke . Volume 26 ). Orphanage printing and publishing house, Braunschweig 1962, DNB 453351557 .