The Joy Of Living (es Lebe Das Leben); A Play In Five Acts

Paperback | August 8, 2012

byHermann Sudermann

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Excerpt: ...a shrug. If you think you can, you don't know me. Holtzmann . I beg your pardon, Count Kellinghausen--but I must remind you that I am not in your service. Kellinghausen . My dear Herr Holtzmann, you are known as one of the most zealous supporters of our party. Probably you attach some importance to that fact. Your silence in this matter surprises me, and I shall not fail to draw my own conclusions. Holtzmann (rising). You must draw what conclusions you please, sir. Personally I have nothing to gain by serving your party. I might have a living at any moment, and if I have preferred, for the present, to devote myself to politics, it was only because I thought I could be of use to the cause. Kellinghausen (after a pause). I have offended you. You must make allowances for my excitement--this business has unnerved me. (Holds out his hand.) Sit down again and let me ask you a question. Has this Meixner any recognised standing in his party, or is he merely a hanger-on? Holtzmann . He must have a certain standing, since he is their candidate for the next election. Kellinghausen . Ha! ha! A nice lot they are! Well, the gentleman has given us his measure by sending copies of this paper to the wives of the men he attacks. Holtzmann . If he has done that, sir, can you guess his reasons? Kellinghausen . No. Can you? Holtzmann . Perhaps---- Kellinghausen . Well----? Holtzmann . I'm sorry, sir--but I can't say anything more just now. Kellinghausen (rising). Good-day, then, Herr Holtzmann. Holtzmann . My respects to you, sir. (Goes out.) Kellinghausen (giving way to his rage). Hounds! Brigands! Damn them! All tarred with the same brush---- Beata enters. Beata (quietly). Flying into a passion won't mend matters, Michael. Kellinghausen . And I can't make you out, either. Here they are, throwing mud at us--calling you I won't say what--and you stand there like--like--Haven't you got any blood in your veins? Don't you realise what it all means? Beata . I haven't much...

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Excerpt: ...a shrug. If you think you can, you don't know me. Holtzmann . I beg your pardon, Count Kellinghausen--but I must remind you that I am not in your service. Kellinghausen . My dear Herr Holtzmann, you are known as one of the most zealous supporters of our party. Probably you attach some importance to that fact. Your silence i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:August 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217353703

ISBN - 13:9780217353700

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