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The Broken Snare. New York: Dodge, 1908.

A Night in Alexandria: A Dramatic Poem in One Act. New York: Moods, 1909.

German Style: An Introduction to the Study of German Prose. New York: Holt, 1910.

The Modern Drama: An Essay in Interpretation. New York: Huebsch, 1915; London: Secker, 1916.

The Spirit of Modern German Literature. New York: Huebsch, 1916.

The Poets of Modern France. New York: Huebsch, 1918.

The Drama and the Stage. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1922.

Up Stream: An American Chronicle. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1922; London: Richards, 1923. Revised edition, New York: Modern Library, 1926. Corrected revised edition, New York: Modern Library, 1926.

Don Juan. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1923.

The Creative Life. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1924.

Israel. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925.

Modern German Poetry. Girard, Kans.: Haldeman-Julius, 1925.

The Case of Mr. Crump. Paris: Edward W. Titus, 1926; New York: Henderson, 1930; New York: Farrar, Straus, 1947; London: Bodley Head, 1948.

Holy Land: A Story. New York: Harper, 1926.

Roman Summer. New York: Harper, 1927.

Cities and Men. New York: Harper, 1927.

The Defeated. London: Butterworth, 1927. Republished as The Island Within. New York: Harper, 1928.

Adam: A Dramatic History in a Prologue, Seven Scenes, and an Epilogue. New York: Harper, 1929.

Mid-Channel: An American Chronicle. New York: Harper, 1929; London: Butterworth, 1929.

Roman Summer. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1930.

Stephen Escott. New York: Harper, 1930. Republished as The Memories of Stephen Escott. London: Butterworth, 1930.

The Golden Vase. New York: Harper, 1931.

A Jew Speaks. Edited by James Waterman Wise. New York: Harper, 1931.

The Last Days of Shylock. New York: Harper, 1931; London: Butterworth, 1931.

The Romantic: A Contemporary Legend. Paris: Black Manikin Press, 1931.

Expression in America. New York: Harper, 1932; London: Butterworth, 1932. Republished as The Story of American Literature. New York: Harper, 1937.

This People. New York: Harper, 1933.

An Altar in the Fields. New York: Harper, 1934.

The Permanent Horizon: A New Search for Old Truths. New York: Harper, 1934.

Trumpet of Jubilee. New York: Harper, 1937.

The Answer; The Jew and the World: Past, Present, and Future. New York: Liveright, 1939.

For Ever Wilt Thou Love. New York: Dial, 1939.

Haven. With Edna Lewisohn. New York: Dial, 1940.

Renegade. New York: Dial, 1942.

Breathe Upon These. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1944.

A Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine: Our Contribution to a Better World. With Bernard A. Rosenblatt and Albert K. Epstein. Washington, D.C.: Zionist Organization of America, 1944.

Anniversary. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1948.

The Vehement Flame. (Paperback edition of Stephen Escott.) New York: Farrar, Straus, 1948.

The Tyranny of Sex. (Paperback edition of Crump.) New York: Farrar, Straus, 1949.

The Man of Letters and American Culture. Brooklyn, N.Y.: College English Association, 1949.

The American Jew: Character and Destiny. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1950.

The Magic Word: Studies in the Nature of Poetry. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1950.

What Is This Jewish Heritage? New York: B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation, 1954. Revised edition, New York: Schocken, 1964.

In a Summer Season. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1955.


de Crevecoeur, St. John. Letters from an American Farmer. Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904.

Viereck, George Sylvester. Gedichte von George Sylvester Viereck: With an Appreciation by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Progressive Printing Company, 1904.

Bartsch, Rudolf Hans. Elisabeth Koett. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: FitzGerald, 1910.

von Feuchtersleben, Ernst. Health and Suggestion: The Dietetics of the Mind. Translated and edited by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Huebsch, 1910.

Sudermann, Hermann. The Indian Lily and Other Stories. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Huebsch, 1911.

Hauptmann, Gerhart Johann Robert. The Dramatic Works of Gerhart Hauptmann. Vols. 1–8. Edited, partially translated, and with introductions by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Huebsch, 1912–19.

Pinski, David. The Treasure. Translated with an introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Huebsch, 1915.

Hirschfeld, Georg. The Mothers. Translated with an introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1916.

Halbe, Max. Youth. Translated with an introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Doubleday, Page, 1916.

A Modern Book of Criticism. Edited with an introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1919.

Latzko, Adolf Andreas. The Judgment of Peace: A Novel. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1919.

De Gourmont, Remy. The Book of Masks. Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. Boston: John W. Lucas, 1921.

Culbertson, Ernest Howard. Goat Alley: A Tragedy of Negro Life. Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. Cincinnati: Stewart Kidd, 1922.

Bosworth Crocker [Mary Arnold Crocker Childs Lewisohn]. Humble Folk: One-Act Plays. Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. Cincinnati: Stewart Kidd, 1923.

Powys, John Cowper. Suspended Judgments: Essays on Books and Sensations. Preface by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: American Library Service, 1923.

Frenssen, Gustav. Jorn Uhl. Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1923.

Wassermann, Jacob. Wedlock. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926.

Ewers, Hanns Heinz. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Day, 1927.

Lewisohn, Thelma Bowman Spear. First Fruits. Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. Paris: Black Manikin Press, 1927.

“The Pagan in the Heart: On the Attitude of the Citizen as an Influence for Peace or War.” In If I Could Preach Just Once, edited by Bertrand Russell, 15–35. New York: Harper, 1929.

“The Collapse of Assimilationism: From Romanticism to Realism.” In Theodor Herzl: A Memorial, edited by Meyer Weisgal, 262–63. New York: New Palestine, 1929.

Guttman, Bernard. Ambition. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Harper, 1930.

Mann, Thomas. Death in Venice. Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Knopf, 1930.

Rank, Otto. Art and the Artist. Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Knopf, 1932.

Untitled essay. In Types and Times in the Essay, edited by Warner Taylor, 339–41. New York: Harper, 1932.

Flec, Edmond. The Land of Promise. Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Macauley, 1933.

Creative America. Edited by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Harper, 1933.

Rebirth: A Book of Modern Jewish Thought. Edited by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Harper, 1935.

Werfel, Franz. The Eternal Road: A Drama in Four Parts. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Viking, 1936.

Hoellering, Franz. The Defenders. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. Boston: Little, Brown, 1940.

Lewisohn, Thelma Bowman Spear. Many Mansions. Includes poems by Ludwig Lewisohn. North Montpelier, Vt.: Driftwind Press, 1941.

Werfel, Franz. The Song of Bernadette. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Viking, 1942; and Ladies Home Journal, March 1943.

“The Central Wrong.” In Never Again: Ten Years of Hitler: A Symposium, edited by Stephen Wise, 30–31. New York: Jewish Opinion, 1943.

“The Leader as Transformer.” In Chaim Weizmann: Statesman, Scientist, Builder of the Sixth Commonwealth, edited by Meyer Weisgal, 61–68. New York: Dial, 1944.

Jewish Short Stories. Edited by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Behrman House, 1945.

Buber, Martin. For the Sake of Heaven. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1945.

Stern, Selma. The Spirit Returneth. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1946.

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Thirty-One Poems. Translated with an introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: B. Ackerman, 1946.

Kulkiecko, Renya. Escape from the Pit. Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Sharon Books, 1947.

Morgenstern, Soma. In My Father’s Pastures. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1947.

Maugham, W. Somerset, Jacaques de Lacretelli, John Galsworthy, and Thomas Mann. Among the Nations: Three Tales and a Play About Jews. Edited with an introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1948.

von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang. Goethe, the Story of a Man: Being the Life of Johann Wolfgang Goethe as Told in His Own Words and the Words of His Contemporaries. Edited and translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1949.

Stampfer, Judah. Jerusalem Has Many Faces. Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1950.

Brod, Max. Unambo. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, 1952.

Herzl, Theodore. Theodor Herzl: A Portrait for the Age. Edited with an introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. Cleveland: World, 1955.

Picard, Jacob. The Marked One, and Twelve Other Stories. Translated with an introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1956.


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“Books We Have Made.” Charleston News and Courier, 5 July–20 September 1903.

“German American Poetry.” Sewanee Review 9 (April 1904): 223–30.

“Aspects of Modern Poetry.” Charleston Sunday News, 10 February 1906.

“A Plea for Passionate Poetry.” Current Literature 10 (September 1906): 290–92.

“White Roses.” Smart Set 20 (October 1906): 89–93.

“Amor Triumphos and Other Poems.” Pathfinder 1 (December 1906): 1–15.

“The Garden of Passion.” Current Literature 7 (February 1907): 224.

“A Sentimental Story.” Smart Set 22 (May 1907).

“Souvenir De Boheme.” Smart Set 22 (July 1907): 158.

“The Celebrants.” Smart Set 24 (March 1908): 174–215.

“Conversion of Marcia.” Smart Set 24 (April 1908): 141–45.

“Dionysis.” Current Literature 8 (February 1901): 220.

“The Modern Novel.” Sewanee Review 14 (October 1909): 458–74.

“Symon’s Romantic Movement in English Poetry.” Forum 12 (November 1901): 487–92.

“The Poet of Galilee.” Forum 13 (January 1910): 86.

“The Laboratory.” Smart Set 40 (May 1913): 51–54.

“The Lie: A Play in One Act.” Smart Set 40 (December 1913).

“Sunday.” Smart Set 42 (April 1914).

“Germany in War Time.” Literary Digest, 16 October 1915, 856.

“Gertrude and I.” International 10 (April 1916): 116–19.

“The Higher Good.” International 11 (January 1917): 6–7.

“Christmas on Fifth Avenue.” Sansculotte 1 (February 1917): 1.

“New York Sketch.” Smart Set 56 (September 1918): 29.

“Foreshadowings of the New Novel.” Forum 12 (September 1918): 79–84.

“The Problem of Modern Poetry.” Bookman 5 (January 1919): 550–57.

“The Story Ashland Told at Dinner.” Smart Set 10 (February 1919): 14–21.

“A Note on Tragedy.” Nation, 31 May 1919, 879–80.

“The Theatre: Mythical and Real.” Nation, 29 November 1919, 694–96.

“The Jewish Art Theatre.” Nation, 13 December 1919, 747–48.

“Cult of Prettiness.” Nation, 20 December 1919, 806.

“Towards a People’s Theatre.” Nation, 17 January 1920, 82.

“Cult of Violence.” Nation, 24 January 1920, 118.

“The Poet and His Moment.” Nation, 10 July 1920, 42.

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“The Ivory Tower.” Nation, 4 September 1920, 263.

The Homeless Muse.” Nation, 1 December 1920, 622–23.

“Tradition and Freedom.” Nation, 8 December 1920, 651–52.

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“Macbeth in the Void.” Nation, 2 March 1921, 349–50.

“The New Literature in America.” Nation, 23 March 1921, 429.

“The Poet and the World.” Nation, 25 May 1921, 732.

“Goethe and Ourselves.” Nation, 29 June 1921, 921.

“Culture and Race.” Nation, 27 July 1921, 102.

“South Carolina: A Lingering Fragrance.” Nation, 12 July 1922, 36–37.

“Hauptmann on Broadway.” Nation, 11 October 1922, 392.

“Concerning Faith.” Nation, 18 October 1922, 420.

“The Negro Players.” Nation, 23 May 1923, 605.

“The Dance of Life.” Nation, 12 September 1923, 270.

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“The Jew Meditates.” Nation, 20 February 1924, 200–201.

“Un-Americanized Americans.” Independent, 29 March 1924, 173.

“All God’s Children.” Nation, 4 June 1924, 22.

“A Philosopher of Liberalism.” Nation, 2 July 1924, 22.

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“Hunger and Holiness.” Menorah Journal 9 (February 1925): 62–66.

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“Whitman.” This Quarter 4 (September 1931): 75–87.

“Where Henry James Never Entered.” This Quarter 4 (December 1931): 318–33.

“The Jewish World Crisis.” Harper’s, November 1930, 701–9.

“Jewish Literature in Europe.” Opinion, 29 February 1932, 6–7.

“Minimal Ethical Demands.” Opinion, 4 April 1932, 5.

“A Keepsake of Poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Rendered by Ludwig Lewisohn.” This Quarter 4 (June 1932): 571–74.

“A Necessary Preface.” Opinion, 20 September 1932, 5–6.

“What of Divorcement.” Opinion, 2 November 1932–February 1933.

“Is Love Enough.” Harper’s, April 1933, 545–53.

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“The New Kultur.” Nation, 21 June 1933, 695–96.

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