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The Literary Reputation Of Else Lasker-Schüler, Kathrin M. Bower Jan 1995

The Literary Reputation Of Else Lasker-Schüler, Kathrin M. Bower

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

Calvin Jones's book is an ambitious attempt to combine synopsis and critical analysis in a survey of over ninety years of international Else Lasker-Schüler criticism. Although Hones is careful to point out that his is a selective rather than comprehensive review, he covers a considerable amount of material over the course of six chronologically organized chapters. In his preface Jones is particularly critical of early reviewers and scholars who allowed themselves to be influenced by the poet's self-representation rather than forming their own judgments and notes the tendency in much of the criticism, both past and present, to ...