Studies In Modern German Literature; Sundermann Hauptmann Women Writers Of The Nineteenth Century

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byOtto Heller

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... MODERN GERMAN LITERATURE GERHART HAUPTMANN GERHART HAUPTMANN A census taken at any time during the past decade or so to determine whom the present generation regards as the greatest living dramatist of Germany would result beyond a peradventure in the overwhelming triumph of Gerhart Hauptmann. How much this well-nigh unanimous judgment may portend for Hauptmann's ultimate position in German and European literature, how much or how little warrant there is for already assigning to him a well-defined historic personality, will be a matter for speculation until the literary or cultural movement to which his works and his fame owe their origin shall have receded from the field of blurred contemporaneous vision and appear to the eye in the distinctness of historic perspective. On the other hand, there can be no doubt that the general appreciation of Hauptmann signifies for our own time the victorious penetration of certain aesthetic principles into the art conception of a vast majority of the Germans. These principles, which may be summed up in the wellknown term "naturalism," came into vogue, so far as Germany is concerned, about fifteen years ago, at first among a small group of young writers. Before they had spread so widely as finally to win for the new art gospel wide circles of society high and low, they had undergone a number of modifications, the leading writers of the school passing through an almost radical change in their artistic conviction. It is evident to us at this distance that the extreme naturalism of Hauptmann's first play in 1889 represents merely a played-out episode in the consistent movement of the modern drama towards greater truthfulness. The abiding service of naturalism to the higher realism into which it is now merged consists in th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... MODERN GERMAN LITERATURE GERHART HAUPTMANN GERHART HAUPTMANN A census taken at any time during the past decade or so to determ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217997937

ISBN - 13:9780217997935

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