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Lot #    16957
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 11:38:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Gedichte
Author    [First Ed.] Ludwig Fulda
City    Berlin
Publisher    F. Fontane
Publication Date    1890
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. VII, 238, [2] pp., 180:116 mm., nice margins, light age stqaining. A very good copy bound in the original illustrated boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Poetry by Ludwig Fulda (18621939), German playwright. Born in Frankfort, Fulda's early interest was the German baroque poets; his first play was Christian Guenther (1882), and this was followed by the study, Die Gegner der zweiten schlesischen Schule (1883). Fulda then came under the influence of Sudermann's Naturalism in Berlin, became an Ibsen enthusiast, and in 1889 helped to found the Freie Buehne. During this period he wrote plays of a sociological nature, such as Das verlorene Paradies (1892) and Die Sklavin (1892), remarkable for their clever stage effects and insight into social problems, but lacking in great depth or style. Fulda's greatest success came with his change to a neo-romantic mood in Der Talisman (1892). This comedy on the theme of the fairy tale, "The Emperor's New Clothes," was awarded the Schiller Prize, but its performance was banned by the kaiser. Die Zwillingsschwester (1901) displayed his talent for writing graceful verse. Fulda published translations of Beaumarchais' Figaro (1897), MoliIre's plays (1892), Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac (1898), Shakespeare's Sonnets (1914), Ibsen's poems and Peer Gynt (1916), and the Spanish dramatists' Meisterlustspiele der Spanier, 2 vols. (1925). In 1928 he was elected president of the Prussian Academy. He was dismissed after Hitler's rise to power and lived in retirement until the Nazis stripped him of his most prized possessions. He then committed suicide.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Poetry
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica