Ernst Eckstein

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Ernst Eckstein.

Ernst Eckstein (6 February 1845, Giessen, Grand Duchy of Hesse –18 November 1900) was a German humorist, novelist and poet.

Biography[edit]

From the university he went to Paris, and there completed his comic epos, Check to the Queen (1870), and wrote Paris Silhouettes (1873), the grotesque night-piece The Varzin Ghosts and the Mute of Seville. Later he wrote the stories Margherita, At the Tomb of Cestius, The Mosque at Cordova. He was editor of a literary and critical journal, Hall of Poets, and of a humorous weekly, The Wag, at Leipzig, for some years, and in 1885 settled in Dresden. He also wrote The Claudii, Aphrodite, a Story of Ancient Hellas, Decius the Flute-player: a Merry Story of a Musician in Ancient Rome.

Works[edit]

  • Venus Urania, 1872
  • Humoresken, 1875/82
  • Beiträge zur Geschichte des Feuilletons, 1876
  • Lisa Toscanella (Novellae), 1876
  • Pariser Leben, 1876
  • Ein Pessimist (Comedy), 1877
  • Sturmnacht (Novellae), 1878
  • Die Claudier (Novel), 1881
  • Prusias. Roman aus dem letzten Jahrhundert der römischen Republik, 1884
  • Jorinde (Novel), 1888
  • Nero (Novel), 1889
  • Das Kind (Novellae), 1893
  • Verstehen wir Deutsch? Volkstümliche Sprachuntersuchungen, 1894
  • Familie Hartwig (Novel), 1894
  • Roderich Löhr (Novel), 1896
  • Willibald Menz. Lavafluten (Novel), 1898
  • Die Klosterschülerin (Novel), 1899
  • Die Märchenprinzessin (Novel), 1901
  • Gesammelte Schulhumoresken, 1907

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