The New International Encyclopædia/Koch, Max

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KOCH, Max (1855—). A German literary critic, he was born at Munich, and educated there and at Berlin. In 1880 he qualified as docent at Marburg, and ten years later became professor at Breslau. Besides editions of Shakespeare, Chamisso, Goethe, Schiller, Von Arnim, Brentano, Eichendorff, Fouqué, Hoffmann, Schulze, Immermann, and Lenau, he wrote: Helferich Peter Sturz und die Schleswigschen Litteraturbriefe (1879); Ueber die Beziehung der englischen Litteratur zur deutschen im achtzehnten Jahrhundert (1883); Shakespeare (1885); Franz Grillparzer (1891); Nationalität und Nationallitteratur (1891); and, with Vogt, Geschichte der deutschen Litteratur (1900). He founded in 1886 the Zeitschrift für vergleichende Litteraturgeschichte.