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Der Weg zum Berg

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  • Publication Year: 1940

Der Weg zum Berg, by Alfred Gräber. 8vo., pp. 191. Same publisher.

Two new volumes maintain the excellent standard of publications issued by this energetic group of Munich booklovers. Stöger-Ostin has arranged a new edition of his interesting biography of Jenner- wein, a famed and debonair poacher of Schliersee, who became almost legendary during his short lifetime. The story is handled with restraint and charm, the dialect precise, forming an authentic record of Bavarian peasant life in the 1880’s.

Alfred Gräber, a well-known Swiss author, is somewhat less successful with a collection of eight short stories dealing with man’s contact with mountains, the various phases of longing therefor, and the apparent triumph of this desire over all human relationships. The theme that to wander is more soul-satisfying than to have friends is wordily overemphasized, and some of it doesn’t ring true.

J. M. T.

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