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Overview

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Dampfer Roland ist untergegangen, steht in den Zeitungen. Oh, sagt der Philister in Berlin, der Philister in Hamburg und Amsterdam, nimmt einen neuen Schluck Kaffee und tut einen Zug aus seiner Zigarre, ehe er dann mit Behagen das Nähere über die Katastrophe, soweit wie beobachtet oder fabuliert wurde, auskostet. Und das Hurra der Zeitungsverleger! eine Sensation! neue Abonnenten! Das ist die Medusa, der wir ins Auge sehen und die uns sagt, welchen wahren Wert in der Welt eine Schiffslast von Menschenleben besitzt.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781977802170
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2017
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Gerhart Johann Robert Hauptmann (1862 - 1946) was a German dramatist and novelist. He is counted among the most important promoters of literary naturalism, though he integrated other styles into his work as well. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912. In 1910, Hauptmann's first novel was published, The Fool in Christ, Emanuel Quint, which told the story of a wandering preacher who mixed sun worship and Christianity together. His 1912 novel, Atlantis became the basis for a Danish silent film of the same name. The novel was written one month before the RMS Titanic disaster and the film's 1913 release was less than one year after the event. The storyline for both involved a romance aboard a doomed ocean liner and the similarity to the disaster became obvious. This coincidental untimeliness caused the film to be banned in Norway due to perceived insensitivity. Nevertheless, excited by the possibilities of this new medium, Hauptmann wrote several screenplays (e.g. Appolonius of Tyre), none of which was ever filmed.

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