Other literary forms

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

In addition to his novels and novellas, Gottfried Keller wrote some masterful lyric poems, published in the Gedichte (1846; poems) and Neuere Gedichte (1851; recent poems). He also wrote political, literary, and cultural essays; these have been collected in volumes 21 and 22 of his complete works, Sämtliche Werke (1926-1948). His volume Sieben Legenden (1872; Seven Legends, 1911) is a delightful collection of stories based on Christian traditions but reflecting Keller’s more worldly outlook. Keller also produced autobiographical writings.