Despite a recent renaissance, manifest in various reprints, Eduard von Keyserling yet largely remains “the most unknown of the great German writers” (J.M. Fischer) of the early twentieth century. By the time of his death, on 28 September 1918, which coincided with the downfall of his narrative universe – the manor houses of the German-speaking aristocracy of the Baltic region – Keyserling had created a literary oeuvre that encompassed more than a dozen longer stories and shorter novels, five plays, and a series of smaller pieces. Commissioned by the esteemed Frankfurter Zeitung, his Munich acquaintance Thomas Mann wrote the count's obituary. Mann's influential yet ill-informed article puts …
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Fortmann, Patrick. "Eduard von Keyserling". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 February 2008
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