This portfolio from the estate of the Munich literary and art historian Hyacinth Holland (1827-1918) contains newspaper articles collected by Holland on Paul Heyse (1830-1914).
Heyse was the only Northern German writer to settle permanently in Munich and to become a resident in the course of his appointment by King Max II of Bavaria (1811-1864). Although he did not become a court poet who could have let the authorities who hired him buy his opinion, his tireless dedication to less successful professional colleagues made him the most important networker of his time in the Bavarian capital. His plan to found a writers' association modelled on the Berlin "Tunnel über die Spree" bore its first fruit as early as in 1854 and was to come to an end three years later with the foundation of the Society of "Crocodiles". A sheer endless series of poetic works also made him a great bourgeois writer and, in 1910, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for his life's achievement. On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the city of Munich made him an honorary citizen.
This portfolio gives an overview of his far-reaching work, starting with translations of Italian poets such as Giuseppe Giusti (1809-1850) or Emilio Praga (1839-1875), prints of his own comedies ("Nur keinen Eifer"), poems ("Bismarck-Lied für die Münchener Bismarckfeier am 28. März") and letters ("Zur Entstehungsgeschichte des Schauspiels 'Jungfer Justine' von Paul Heyse") all the way to celebratory articles, life sketches, dedications, reviews, performances, individual title pages and new announcements of his works. In between, among other things, are portrait sketches, obituaries and necrologies to Heyse and to his closer acquaintances.