Jakob Wassermann

(1206 words)

Jakob Wassermann was one of the most prolific, widely read and translated German writers in the early decades of the twentieth century. He was a popular lecturer in Europe and the United States, particularly during the 1920s, and he counted Arthur Schnitzler, Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Thomas Mann among his friends and supporters. Known primarily as a novelist, he also authored essays, dramas, biographies and autobiographical works, publishing over fifty volumes altogether. After his death, Wasserman’s works suffered a precipitous loss of popularity from which they have never fully recovered. Reasons for this loss include both uneven quality due to haste and lack of careful editing, as well as overblown sensationalism and …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Citation:
Saur, Pamela S.. "Jakob Wassermann". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 April 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12078, accessed 03 September 2015.]


Related Groups

  1. Crime, Detective, Spy/ Thriller Fiction