Lewisohn, Ludwig

Lewisohn, Ludwig lo͞oˈĭzōn [key], 1882–1955, American author, b. Berlin. After teaching German at Ohio State (1911–19), he was associate editor for the Nation (1920–24). His novels include Don Juan (1923), The Island Within (1928), The Case of Mr. Crump (1926), and In a Summer Season (1955). A prominent Zionist, Lewisohn often wrote on Jewish affairs. Besides making several notable translations from the German, he was a distinguished literary and drama critic; among his critical works are The Creative Life (1924) and Cities and Men (1927). He was one of the founding professors of Brandeis Univ.

See his autobiographical works, Upstream (1922) and Mid-Channel (1929).

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