Xll MODERN GERMAN LITERATURE
the task of the critic is to interpret and appraise all tendencies,
either as manifestations of the Zeitgeist or as lasting enrichment oi
In conclusion I have to express my thanks for ready help to Dr.
Rudolf Majut, Honorary Lecturer of Leicester University, and tc
another distinguished scholar who does not wish his name to be
mentioned, for reading the proofs. In addition I am indebted tc
Frau Eva Kampmann-Carossa for permission to reproduce the
portrait of her father, and to Frau Kathe Braun-Prager for the
loan of her sketch of her brother.