THE LITERATURE OF RACE AND SOIL 439 Die Schopfungt with its quaint and humorous picture of the seven days of Creation, is delightful. WaggerPs racy humour is at its best in his for a great part anecdotal short stories; Frohliche Armut (1948) tells the story of his boyhood in the Gasteiner Tal, and the tales of Die Pfingstreise (1946) and Drei Er^ahlungen (1952) are also autobiographical. His botanical avocation comes out in Das Lob der Wiese (1950), while Heiteres Herbarium (1950) is a book of flower aquarelles with a commentary in humorous verse. Kleines Erdenrund (1951) by Hanns Arens is an introduction to WaggerPs work in anthology form with commentary. Carinthia has its de- lineator in JOSEF FRIEDRICH PERKONiG (1890- ), one of the few humorists otBIubo. The humour has a sad ending in Der Scbinder- hannes %iebt ubers Gebirg (193 5): a wretched tramp frightens the life out of the Almbauerinnen (the women who tend the cattle in summer on the high mountain patches of pasture) by telling them he is the terrible robber Schinderhannes; the villagers lie in wait for the poor devil and shoot him. In Nikolaus Tschinderle, ILduber- bauptmann (1936) a tailor despised by his girl shows his prowess as a fantastic robber, an Eulenspiegel with the brain waves of Don Quixote. In Honigraub (1935) a wise old beekeeper at the edge of the village has a moral lapse - he starves his bees, so that they find their food in the hives of his neighbours; with dire local consequences - but all comes well in the end. In 'Lopud, Insel der Helden (1934) Perkonig descends from his bare mountains to a magic island on the Dalmatian coast. The Sudetenland has quite a school of Blubo. The historian of tribal literature, Josef Nadler, is a Sudeten German; so too is the popular novelist KARL HANS STROBL (1877-1946), whose Die Vaclavbude, Der Scbipkapass and Das Wirtshaus Zum Konig Pr^emysl* (1913) deal with the modern conflict of Czechs and Germans, while his Die Packet des Hus (1929) is a historical novel of Bohemia.1 The veterans of the Sudeten regional novel in the strict sense of the word are Gustav Leutelt, a teacher's son from Gablonz, and Hans Watzlik. In Sieb^igjahre meinesluebens GUSTAV LEUTELT (1860-1945) describes his life in a glass works, and the glass industry is the background of Wilder aus dem ILeben der Glasarbeiter, Huttenbeimat, and Der Glaswald. His best novels are Das syteite Gesicht (1911) and DieKdnigshauser (1906). HANS WATZLIK (1879-1948), 'der Dicbter des 1 Strobl's most characteristic fiction (Efeagaba/Ruperfts, 1908) belongs to the fantastic, supernatural tale (p. 72).