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Karl Arnold Kortum (1745–1824)

Kortum, Karl Arnold (kor’töm). A German comic poet; born at Mülheim, July 5, 1745; died there, Aug. 15, 1824. His masterpiece, ‘The Jobsiad; or the Life, Opinions, and Deeds of Hieronymus Jobs, the Candidate’ (1784), a mock-heroic poem, has been popular in Germany for over a century. Its doggerel verse, somewhat in the style of our ‘Mother Goose,’ its riotous thought and rhyme, and wild drollery, almost place it in a genus by itself.