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X                       MODERN  GERMAN  LITERATURE

Miiller Verlag, Salzburg, for Georg Trakl; to Frau Ida Dehmel,
Frau Dr. Ricarda Huch, Frau Gertrud von Hofmannsthal, and
Frau Margarete Morgenstern. (It is characteristic that my letters
asking for permission to quote from works published by sup-
pressed Jewish firms were not even returned by the German Post
Office,) I am grateful, too, to those who have provided me with
photographs; that of Stefan George is reproduced here for the
first time; that of Rilke has been specially loaned by Dr. Stefan
Zweig. For important details in the interpretation of Stefan
George I have to thank two keen specialists - Frau Ida Dehmel
and Dr. Helmut Kiipper. It is an equal pleasure to acknowledge
my debt to the research work of my own post-graduate students
at Birkbeck College, whose dissertations find due place in the
Bibliography, and to Dr. C T. Carr of St. Andrews University
and Dr. A. E. Eastlake for help in reading the proofs.

J. BITHELL

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD,

March

PREFACE
TO THE SECOND EDITION

The normal procedure would have been, in the second edition,
to add a chapter on whatever German literature of importance
has appeared since the first edition was published. But the inter-
vening years are those of the War, and books printed in Germany
have been unobtainable. The supplementary chapter will be
provided as soon as full information is available. In the meantime,
corrections to the present text have been made.

J. BITHELL

PENZANCE,