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New Little Journeys To Parnassus By Thomas Speed Mosby Paperback Book (english) For Sale
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Little Journeys to Parnassus
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Publisher: Message Publishing Co. Publication date: 1921 Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there.
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 Excerpt: ...difficult. But he wrote not less than 127 plays and 97 autos. No man ever equalled him in the auto, or religious drama, and from this source alone he amassed a fortune, the whole of which was devoted to charitable works. The plots of Calderon, like those of Lope de Vega, are characterized by great ingenuity. He has been a fertile field for the dramatists of other countries, notably Corneille in France, and Gozzi in Italy. Two of his comedies were translated by the Earl of Bristol. Dryden took his "Mock Astrologer" from Corneille, who, in turn, borrowed it from Calderon. His "El Principe Constante," translated by A. W. Schlegel, was brought out in Germany under the auspices of Goethe, and was acted with great success at Weimar, Berlin and Vienna. J. Schultze ranks it with the "Divinia Commedia." A. W. Schlegel, the man who gave Shakespeare to Germany, performed a similar service for Calderon, whose work, in some respects, he regarded as superior to that of Shakespeare. It is admitted that Schlegel's German translation of Shakespeare is the best in any foreign language, and the same is doubtless true of his translation of Calderon. When Calderon reached middle life he joined a religious order, and became a priest of the Congregation of St. Peter, of which ho rose to be the superior, and held that sacred office during the last fifteen years of his life. "He knew how," as Augustin de Lara said of him, "to unite by humility and prudence, the duties of an obedient child and a loving father." In both his lyrics and his dramatic works Calderon is noted for his moving tenderness, the glowing enchantment and dazzling brilliance of his imagery, the preternatural splendor of his scenic effects, the superabundance of his...
Title Little Journeys to Parnassus
Author Thomas Speed Mosby
Dimensions9 in. x 0.4 in. x 6 in.
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