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AMERICAN LITERATURE IN GERMANY.
Norton's Literary Gazette.
culiar phases of American life, and are just the and notwithstanding the coinage of many odd ones most likely to be mentioned in letters to "slang” expressions, Dr. Herrig is of opinion
“the Fatherland,” from foreigners now resident that the prevalent language in the United States NEW YORK, JAN. 1, 1855.
among us. Beyond this, there has been an in- will never be, as some have predicted, very difcreasing admiration for American poetry, espe- ferent from that of England. He remarks, morecially for that of Longfellow; and we doubt whe-over (what he thinks that even the English
ther any living poet, in whatever language he must admit), that the mass of the people in TRUBNER & Co.,
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Amsterdam. tinguished countryman. The English original more idiomatic English than the same class of HECTOR BOSSANGE,
Paris. and the German translation of his poems, are now men in England, while he thinks that Americans
almost equally well known upon the continent on the other hand will acknowledge that in of Europe.
literary expression (der literarische Ausdruck), Dr. Herrig's Hand Book.
These remarks have been suggested by an ex- the English are far in advance of our countryNot long ago we alluded to the increasing at- amination of some of the latest German publica- men. tention which American literature now receives
tions which have found their way to our table. After these comments upon the language, and in Europe, both in England and upon the Con- Among them is an octavo volume of over four a reference to the appreciation in which literary tinent. The arrival of every steamer brings ad hundred pages, entitled “Hand Buch der Nord. men are held in America, Dr. Herrig proceeds to ditional confirmation of this fact. The recent Amerikanischen National Literatur. Sammlung speak of the general characteristics of our coundenial, in Great Britain, of the privilege of copy- von Musterstücken nebst einer Literatur-His- trymen, their means of cultivation, the peculiariright to American authors, while it falls severely
torischen Abhandlung über den Entwicklungs- ties of American institutions, and the influence upon many individuals, will be likely to pro- gang der Englischen Sprache und Literatur in of these combined circumstances upon our naduce this general effect, that the writers of this Nord-Amerika.” This work is edited by Prof. tional literature. country will become widely and popularly Dr. Herrig, an officer of the Royal Military
From these topics, he proceeds to a historical known abroad far more quickly than if the cir- Academy, and also of one of the real schools in survey of American poets
, historians, culation and reproduction of their works were
Berlin, and it has been quite recently published and novelists. In speaking of our poetical writpartially restricted by their being duly entered by Geo. Westermann, in Braunschweig. Weings, he complains that so many common-places at Stationer's Hall. Indeed, an examination of have examined with great interest, the selections are to be found therein, and that there is too. the lists of cheap editions which have been issued which are here presented from many of the best often a manifest imitation of English originals in London, especially within the last two months, writers of America, and have read with still Pope and Collins, he says, are visible in Sprague, attests, among other things, the fact that the greater pleasure, the enthusiastic comments upon Thomson in Wilcox, and Dryden in Payne, and original literature of the United States is much our literature, with which Dr. Herrig prefaces Moore in Hoffman. Notwithstanding these and more rich than that of England in popular the volume. Although an American reader
, other criticisms, he finds much to admire. Passworks; in books adapted to the wants of the jealous of the fame of his own favorite authors, ing by, with but little praise, the poems of great "people.”
will often differ from the judgment of the Ger-Dwight and Barlow, Dr. Herrig speaks of PierWe are not aware that in Germany there has man editor, both in his selections and his criti- pont's “ Airs of Palestine” as ranking
, in depth ever existed, as there once did in England, a
cisms, yet the work to which we are referring of thought, beauty of language, and harmony of jealous prejudice against American literature may be highly praised as an admirable introduc- verse, among the best of early American poems. Long ago, the novels of Cooper found eager tion to the study of our literature.
Carlos Wilcox is compared to Cowper. Of the readers in all the kingdoms and duchies over A translation of the essay introductory to better poets of the second rank, he considers which the Diet at Frankfort presides. In fact, this volume, would be valued by the reading Sprague, Brainard, and Steel
, the most esteemed. the German, French, and Italian translations of public of this country, and would be worthy of Percival is spoken of in high terms as endowed that distinguished novelist, have made him as republication by itself. As it extends to one with wonderful natural powers, and as distinpopular in all the old world as he is throughout hundred and eighteen closely printed pages, it guished for the bold imagination, the freedom the new. Within a few years past American is too long to be transferred to our columns, and and the facility of his verse. Whittier has “the science has also found in the universities and all we can hope to do is to give our readers a soul and spirit of a poet, and will undoubtedly learned societies of that land of scholars, the very general notion of its views.
attain the highest rank.” No poetical writer honorable appreciation which its merits have de- Like all German Einleitungs, it attempts to go appears to our German critic, so “subjective” served. More recently, American authors have to the foundation of the subject of which it as Dana; none shows so clearly the marks of his been studied, quoted, and read as furnishing the treats, and so begins with an examination of the individuality. "His words are embodied ideas, best examples of modern classical English. The condition of the English language in the United and one of his single epithets often contains a large number of persons among the educated States. The assertions of Mrs. Trollope, that great and powerful thought.” classes of Germany, who are familiar with the Americans say "you sees,” and “I seed,” are Dr. Herrig considers us as a nation too earnest English language, has caused many of the best gravely quoted, to be more gravely refuted; and for humorous writings, but finds some noteAmerican books to be not merely imported but other similar “slanders” are likewise contra- worthy exceptions. “The Biglow Papers," which reprinted in their original language, by German dicted with almost patriotic zeal. At the same he says are " by Hosea," (as if “Mr. Biglow" publishing houses; while the still larger num- time, the writer presents a curious article, based, possessed no family name) are considered as very ber of those who have friends and acquaintances probably, upon Pickering's Essay and Bartlett's successful. So was the “Lay of the Scottish now residing in the western world, has led to Dictionary, in regard to the "Americanisms” Fiddle,” and also what he inaccurately calls anthe translation of very many of our best popu- which have been gradually introduced into the other work, “by the same pen,” the “Fable for lar works. “Uncle Tom,” of course, had its language. Some of these are censured, others Critics." Halleck is highly praised, and his thousands of readers; The““ Wide, Wide World” are regarded as very naturally proceeding from Marco Bozzaris characterized as a master piece; has been almost as generally read, since its ap- our mixed population, and still others are con- but “Holmes is said to stand first among our pearance first as a newspaper feuilleton and sidered as necessary expressions for the new modern humorists.” These are illustrations of then as a regular volume; the “ Lamplighter” ideas which our institutions have developed. the criticisms which are made upon our poets. in the new translation made at Leipsic, is now Notwithstanding the introduction of an Indian, Three, however, are reserved for higher praise vieing with its predecessors in its claims upon a German, a Hollandish, a Spanish, and a French and more extended comment. They are Bryant, general favor. These, it must be remarked, are element into our population, and even into the Longfellow, and Poe, holding, as poets, in the all books, showing, or supposed to show, the pe- language as spoken in some parts of America, estimation of Dr. Herrig, very much the position