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A GERMAN NOVELIST

WHAT HE THINKS OF THE BRI TISH. The French are following with keen interest the various manifestations of Anglophobia iu Germany. The other day great prominence was given to the denunciations of Professor M'erner Sombart. This has- called forth the following interesting letter from M. Henri Massoul to the editor of the ‘Temps’j—■ “Will you allow me to call the attention of your readers, -who, with, myself, have just learned Herr 'Werner Sombmt'r. opinion of the English people, to the judgment of another Gorman famous in the wold of letters. I refer to Gustav Frenssen, whom the Germans themselves regard as their greatest living novelist, and whose ‘ Jorn Uhl,’ for instance, lias passed ; its 200 th edition. This Is what Gnsta.v | Frenssen writes in one of his- latest works, | ‘Peter Moor,’ pa-go 14. (Peter Moor is a character in tho novel, a. naval lieutenant I who is speaking to some young recruits in sight of the English coast) : Wo seamen have* of the English a very different opinion from that held by nnr 1 landsmen. We meet them in all the ports of the world, and we know that ; they are the most honorable, of all men. i Behind those high chalk cliffs- yonder I lives the foremost people? of tho earth, i distinguished, prudent, brave, united. - and rich. But what of us? We have at all times possessed one of their quail- j ties, one alone—bravery. We arc slowly | acquiring another—-wealth. Shall w? | ever attain the rest? That is for us a j question of life or death. M. M-assoul points out that Gustav Frenssen was not among the " intellectuals” who signed tho recent- manifesto.

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A GERMAN NOVELIST, Evening Star, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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A GERMAN NOVELIST Evening Star, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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