Underappreciated: Paul von Heyse

Monday, August 17, 2009

German writer Paul von Heyse won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910. A translation of Von Heyse’s most famous book Children of the World: A Novel, Volume 1 has just been printed. We’ll be joined by John T. Hamilton, who will be teaching comparative literature at Harvard this fall.


John T. Hamilton

Comments [2]

Richard Johnston from Uper West Side

The use of the historical present in ordinary conversation is pretentious and confusing.

Aug. 17 2009 12:52 PM
Yvette from Barcelona

Considering Paul Heyse wrote over a hundred novels, why is it that someone like him, like many other European authors who are well known in their own countries, end up not published in the USA?

Also, did his Jewish heritage play into his work? If so, how?


Aug. 16 2009 05:04 PM

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