Project Page for 'The Humour of Holland [1893]'

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TitleThe Humour of Holland [1893]
AuthorWerner, A., (Alice), (1859-1935); Hardy, Dudley, (Illustrator), (1867-1922); Dircks, W. H., (Will H.), (Editor), (1857-1924)
LanguageEnglish
GenreHumor
Difficultyaverage
Project IDprojectID5e117feba49bb
Image SourceThe Internet Archive
Last Edit of Project InfoWednesday, December 9, 2020 at 04:22:31 PM   (Current Time: 12:22:08 AM)
Last State ChangeFriday, February 12, 2021 at 12:27:43 PM
Character SuitesBasic Latin
Last Forum PostSaturday, August 15, 2020 at 02:17:25 AM
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“The Netherlander likes his fun pretty obvious, and not too concentrated. And the main characteristic of the said fun is its breadth,--or rather what the Germans call Breite, for the English word by no means conveys exactly the same idea. "Long-windedness" alone does not express it; Coleridge's "nimiety or too-mucbness" (which he calls a characteristic fault in the German literary temperament) is much nearer the mark. It is long-windedness combined with infinite multiplicity of detail,--a gossipy, good-humoured, complacent triviality, which is the essence of boredom. Voss's "Luise" (which poem we doubt whether any British person now living has read through) is a shining example of the quality. Nothing is left to the reader's imagination--everything, and the reason for everything, is described and explained at full length, till the best ideas are swamped in floods of formless verbiage.”

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