Paul Heyse : the German Eminent Author — Ebook

Authors : Paul Heyse, Georg Brandes
Publication : 2022-12-28
Language : English
Publisher : Human and Literature Publishing
ISBN : 9782384691159
Categories : Biography & autobiography / Literary, Fiction / Literary

Paul Heyse was a great German novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1910.

His father was a celebrated scholar and professor at the University; and he himself, while still a student, undertook a special tour in Italy in order to examine manuscripts in the libraries of Florence, Rome, and Venice.

Whoever casts a glance on the long row of closely printed volumes which form Paul Heyse's complete works, and remembers that the author was born in the year 1830, will first of all be apt to exclaim, "What industry!" Involuntarily he will trace back this astonishing productiveness to a will power of rare endurance. None the less, however, does it owe its origin to a singularly fortunate nature. This nature possessed within itself so luxuriant a fruitfulness that it has yielded its harvest without the least effort of the will, without any undue exertion; it has yielded a harvest of such variety that we might believe it to be fostered according to a defined plan and with a painstaking will; nevertheless, it has obviously been permitted to act with thorough independence...

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