"At no other time in the twentieth century has verse formed the dominant literary form, as it did in World War I and there are those who argue that English poetry 'never got over the Great War'. It was no different in Germany where, according to one estimate, some 2 million war poems were written in the German language during the course of the war, and where in August 1914, 50.000 poems were written every day. Five hundred were submitted to newspapers every day and one hundred printed."Het prentje: via drakegoodman.
Uit: Peter Watson, The German Genius. Europe's Third Renaissance, Second Scientific Revolution and the Twentieth Century, Londen, 2010.