"In this elegant comedy edged with tragedy, an old poet's longing for the eponymous recognition, though mocked, is also understood."
Austrian writer Schnitzler (1862-1931; Desire and Delusion: Three Novellas
, 2003, etc.) pokes fun at literary pretensions and ambitions in this short novella nearly lost in the Nazi book burning campaign of 1933 and published in the U.S. for the first time.
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