Hofmannsthal, Hugo ˜vonœ 1874-1929

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Dates:
Birth 1874-02-01
Death 1929-07-15
Australians
German, English

Biographical notes:

Hugo von Hofmannsthal was a German author, known as perhaps the most important Austrian writer of his era. Born in Vienna to prosperous Jewish parents, he was educated by private tutors and studied law and philology at the University of Vienna. He showed a precocious gift for poetry, and became equally prolific writing drama, fiction, and essays. He was influenced by the Symbolist tradition, and his work was self-consciously aesthetic, but his writing was always infused with his concern for harmony. He wrote libretti for a number of Richard Strauss's operas, and adapted a 15th century morality play he retitled Jedermann, which was to become a staple of the Vienna Festival, which he co-founded.

From the description of Hugo von Hofmannsthal letter to Mr. Nock, 1923 Aug. 22. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 162135828

Gertrud Hofmannsthal (born Schlesinger) was the wife of Hugo von Hofmannsthal; they married in 1901. Herta Haas was the wife of Willy Haas and addressed a letter to Adolf Klarmann.

From the description of Correspondence with Alma Mahler, Franz Werfel and Adolf Klarmann, 1907-1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863483

Hofmannsthal was an Austrian dramatist and poet. Julie (born Degenfeld-Schonberg and sister-in-law to Ottonie), became Baronin von Wendelstadt by her first marriage and Baronin Herwarth von Bittenfeld by her second marriage (1916).

From the guide to the Hugo von Hofmannsthal letters to Ottonie Gräfin von Degenfeld-Schonburg and Julie Freifrau von Wendelstadt, 1908-1918., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Hofmannsthal was an Austrian poet, dramatist, and essayist. He is best known for his opera librettos and is considered a master of German lyric poetry.

From the description of Hugo von Hofmannsthal papers, 1890-1929. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612369843

Hofmannsthal was an Austrian poet, dramatist and essayist. Ottonie, Gräfin von Degenfeld-Schonberg, was sister-in-law to Julie (born Degenfeld-Schonberg), who became Freifrau von Wendelstadt by her first marriage and Baronin Herwarth von Bittenfeld by her second marriage (1916).

From the description of Letters to Ottonie, Gräfin von Degenfeld-Schonberg, 1909-1929. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 83299795

Hofmannsthal was an Austrian dramatist and poet. Julie (born Degenfeld-Schonberg), sister-in-law to Ottonie, became Baronin von Wendelstadt by her first marriage and Baronin Herwarth von Bittenfeld by her second marriage (1916).

From the description of Hugo von Hofmannsthal letters to Ottonie Gräfin von Degenfeld-Schonberg and Julie Freifrau von Wendelstadt, 1908-1918. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612768298

Hofmannsthal was an Austrian poet, dramatist and essayist.

From the guide to the Hugo von Hofmannsthal letters to Ottonie Gräfin von Degenfeld-Schonburg, 1909-1929., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Austrian poet, dramatist, and librettist.

From the description of Autograph postal card signed, dated : [Vienna, 31 July 1907], to Hugo Heller, [1907 July 31]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873429

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Subjects:

  • Oedipus (Greek mythology)--Drama
  • Theater--20th century
  • Drama (German)--Translations into English
  • Austrian drama 20th century
  • Austrian literature--20th century
  • Austrian poetry--20th century
  • Austrian literature--19th century
  • Austrian drama 19th century
  • Austrian poetry--19th century
  • Authors, German--20th century--Correspondence
  • Drama--Promptbooks and typescripts

Occupations:

  • Librettists
  • Translator
  • Authors
  • Telegrams

Places:

  • Germany (as recorded)