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Berthold Auerbach Biography

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The writer and cultural critic Berthold Auerbach witnessed and recorded the turbulence of his century. His life began in the Napoleonic period, a time of fragmentation and unrest for German lands, and ended in the consolidated German Empire. As a Jew who insistently sought to assert the compatibility of his Jewish heritage with German culture, he experienced keenly the tensions between Germans and Jews in the nineteenth century. A celebrated author during his lifetime, Auerbach traveled widely and played an active role in literary and cultural circles in various German cities. Throughout his career he wrote Dorfgeschichten (village tales) about his native region, the Black Forest, and the stories formed a central focus of debates concerning literary realism in journals in the 1840s. His works were widely read and translated; between 1847 and 1882 only the writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller were more often reprinted or...

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