Excerpt from Stille Wasser: Erzählungen
In prose and verse, Ernst von Wildenbruch is one Of the most prolific and at the same time vigorous and im pressive writers of the day. His brilliant and powerful language together with his strikingly realistic art of por traying psycho... logically interesting characters are so sin gular, that even to the uninitiated they appear altogether sm' generic. Since the days of Heinrich von Kleist (1777 181 I) so the critics say Wildenbruch is the first great poet who has Chosen the memorable events in the history of his prussian-german fatherland as the subjects Of poetic treatment.
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