Books: Sudermann's Sieburth

THE MAD PROFESSOR—Hermann Sudermann (translated by Isabel Leighton and Otto P. Schinnerer)—Horace Liveright, 2 vols. ($5.00).

The Mad Professor is not the swift motivated story one might expect from so incisive a dramatist as Sudermann. Rather it is a leisurely commentary on German University life, with its Bismarckian politics, Junker fraternities, duels and drinking bouts — everything, in. short, but intellectualism. To point the narrative Sudermann projects a philosophical genius into the stolid pussyfooting faculty, and predicates the dangerous futility of his in dependent thinking. That Professor Sieburth should have...

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