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The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Masterpieces of German Literature Vol. 19

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 186,457 / 465 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 35.3
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 3,076
Added to site: 2010.01.12 26286

  • The Contemporary Short Story. By Julius Petersen
  • HELENE BÖHLAU: The Ball of Crystal. Translated by A. I. du P. Coleman
  • CLARA VIEBIG: Burning Love. Translated by William Guild Howard
  • EDUARD VON KEYSERLING: Gay Hearts. Translated by Bayard Quincy Morgan
  • THOMAS MANN: Tonio Kröger. Translated by Bayard Quincy Morgan
  • LUDWIG THOMA: Matt the Holy. Translated by Bayard Quincy Morgan
  • RUDOLF HANS BARTSCH: The Styrian Wine-Carter. Translated by Bayard Quincy Morgan
  • EMIL STRAUSS: Mara. Translated by William Guild Howard
  • HERMANN HESSE: In the Old "Sun." Translated by A. I. du P. Coleman
  • ERNST ZAHN: Stephen the Smith. Translated by Katharine Royce
  • JAKOB SCHAFFNER: The Iron Idol. Translated by Mrs. Amelia von Ende

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path of fruitful progress. The intimate connection of man with his native soil presents a modern artistic problem which can be solved neither by the experimental method, according to which naturalism investigated the milieu as a causal factor, nor by the amateurishly descriptive processes of idyllic poetasters and local favorites, but must be intuitively grasped by the penetrating eye of a real seer.

Not merely the subject, but also the seer is native to the spot. The true poet will always be found to know most intimately the land of his birth and the men of his race. If he confined himself to these, he would be a narrow specialist. If, on the other hand, he represents other characters in less familiar setting, he will still envisage them in the manner to which he is born, and in language, style, and all the forms of apperception he will reveal the temperament and the nature of his stock. As the specifically German novel, taken by and large, is distinguished by national traits from the Russian



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