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The Eternal Philistine by Odon Von Horvath

The Eternal Philistine

The Eternal Philistine by Odon Von Horvath
Mar 27, 2012 | 224 Pages
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“Ödön von Horváth was a brilliant German writer. . . .He makes the truth irresistable.”
—Edmund Wilson

“Horváth had turned his back on the mournful realism of the émigrés, with their passion for easy caricature and their desire for revenge. He had realized with extraordinary acuteness that to meet the horror of reality with a horror literature was no lon- ger possible or useful; that the reality of Fascism was in fact so overwhelming and catastrophic that no realism, particularly the agonized naturalism of the twentieth century, could do it justice.” 
—Alfred Kazin

“The most gifted writer of his generation.”
—Stefan Zweig

“Horváth is better than Brecht.”
—Peter Handke

“One of the best Austrian writers … In every line of his prose there is an unmistakable hatred for the kind of German philis- tinism that made the German murder, the Third Reich, possible.”
—Joseph Roth

“The most gifted of the young dramatists, and above and beyond the brightest mind. . . .” 
—Carl Zuckmayer

“These works remain steps. But they lead to great heights.” 
—Franz Werfel

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