The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume I.

Masterpieces of German Literature Translated into English.

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Author: Kuno Francke
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 125,148 / 375 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 24.1
LoC Category: PN
Series: German Classics
Downloads: 1,248
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8151
Origin: gutenberg.org
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essed in the Young Guard which applauded Hernani. Another method of enforcing his mastery is the organization of a systematic reign of terror, consisting of bitter satires, such as Schiller and Goethe (after the model of Pope) founded in the Xenien, and the Romanticists established in many different forms--satires much more personal and much better aimed than was the general sort of mockery which the Romance or Romanized imitators of Horace flung at Bavius and Mævius. In saying all this, however, we have at the same time made it clear that the power and influence of the individual of genius receives much more positive expression in German literature than in those which produced men like Corneille, Calderon, yes, even Dante and Shakespeare. German literary history is, more than any other, occupied with the Individual.

If we now try rapidly to comprehend to what extent each one of the already enumerated literary forces has participated in the development of modern German literature

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