The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Koch, Max

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Koch, Max
Edition of 1920. See also Max Koch (academic) on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

KOCH, Max, German historian and critic: b. Munich, 22 Dec. 1855. He studied in Munich and Berlin, and taught (as docent) at Marburg (1880). He was appointed assistant professor and later professor at Breslau. He wrote ‘Helferich Peter Sturz und die Schleswigschen Literaturbriefe’ (Munich 1879); ‘Ueber die Beziehungen der englischen Literatur zur deutschen im 18 Jahrhundert’ (Leipzig 1883); ‘Shakespeare’ (Stuttgart 1885); ‘Geschichte der deutschen Literatur von den ältesten Zeiten bis zur Gegenwart’ (Leipzig; 2d ed., 1904). He compiled for Goedeke's ‘Grundriss’ the Goethe and Schiller literature, later to be followed by his compilations on ‘Shakespeare’ and ‘Chamisso’ for the Cotta's ‘Bibliothek der Weltliteratur,’ and on: Von Arnim, Brentano, Eichendorff, Fouqué, Hoffmann, Schulze, Immermann and Lenau for Kürchener's ‘Deutsche National Literatur,’ etc. He founded Zeitschrift für vergleichende Literaturgeschichte {Berlin 1886, later Weimar).