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“There are too many books in the world to read in a single lifetime; you have to draw the line somewhere”*…

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Via Goodreads.

* Diane Setterfield


As we dogear the page, we might send avant-garde birthday greetings to Hermann Bahr; he was born on this date in 1863.  A journalist, playwright, director, and critic, Bahr helped found Die Zeit (one of Germany’s leading newspapers) and edited  Oesterreichische Volkszeitungwas (one of Austria’s). He worked as a director with Max Reinhardt at the Berlin Deutsches Theater and as Dramaturg with the Vienna Burgtheater.   And he was the first critic to apply the label “Modernism” to literary works– part of a critical career in which he championed (successively) Naturalism, Romanticism, Expressionism, and Symbolism.


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July 19, 2013 at 1:01 am

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