GERMANY: Hauptmann


Venerable dwellers in the village of Obersalzbrunn, Silesia, told proudly last week how they had romped as children with Gerhart Hauptmann, now perhaps Germany's foremost man of letters, then the mischievous son of the indigent village hotel keeper.

The pride of Obersalzbrunners in dramatist Hauptmann was reawakened when he was asked to become a charter member of the new department of literature in the Prussian Academy of Fine Arts—an honor of primatical magnitude.

Like Mr. Sinclair Lewis (TIME, May 17, THE PRESS),...

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