Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1866-07-11
Death 1945-09-26
Americans
German

Biographical notes:

Beer-Hofmann, an Austrian poet and dramatist, emigrated to the U.S. in 1938.

From the description of Compositions, 1885-1966. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122581276

From the guide to the Compositions, 1885-1966., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Richard Beer-Hofmann was born on July 11. 1866. He was the son of Hermann and Rosa Beer. His mother died within a week of his birth and after her death, he was adopted and reared by his uncle and his aunt, Bertha and Alois Hofmann. He spent his early childhood in Brünn (Brno, Czech Republic), where Alois Hofmann owned a textile factory. In 1880 the family moved to Vienna and Richard Beer-Hofmann finished his schooling at the Akademisches Gymnasium . He studied law at the University of Vienna and made his law degree in 1890. Richard Beer-Hofmann had studied law, but he worked as a poet, novelist and dramatist and was one of the most influential members of the circle of Viennese writers known as "Young Vienna". Many of his works deal with Jewish themes and his novel Der Tod Georgs is probably the most representative art nouveau novel in the German language. One edition of this book can be found in this collection. Richard Beer-Hofmann immigrated to the United States via Switzerland in 1939 and he died in New York City on September 26, 1945.

From the guide to the Richard Beer-Hofmann Collection, 1706-1998, bulk 1810-1976, (Leo Baeck Institute)

Beer-Hofmann was an Austrian dramatist and poet. Paula Beer Hofmann was Richard's wife. Miriam Beer-Hofmann Lens is Richard and Paula's daughter.

From the description of Richard Beer-Hofmann correspondence, 1882-1967. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612768326

Beer-Hofmann was an Austrian dramatist and poet. Karl D. Darmstädter was a writer, poet, and professor of German language and literature, who emigrated to the United States in 1940.

From the guide to the Letters from Karl D. Darmstädter, 1937-1958., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Beer-Hofmann was an Austrian dramatist and poet. Paula Beer Hofmann is Richard's wife. Miriam Beer-Hofmann Lens is Richard and Paula's daughter.

From the guide to the Richard Beer-Hofmann correspondence, 1882-1967., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Beer-Hofmann was an Austrian dramatist and poet.

From the description of Papers concerning Die Historie von König David, 1915-1943 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77865656

From the guide to the Richard Beer-Hofmann papers concerning, Die Historie von König David, 1915-1943 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Ariadne auf Naxos was produced in 1912.

From the description of Ariadne auf Kreta ; Ariadne auf Naxos : typescript, 1896-1898. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612760403

Beer-Hofmann was an Austrian dramatist and poet. Karl D. Darmstädter was a writer, poet, and professor of German language and literature, who emigrated to the United States in 1940.

From the description of Letters from Karl D. Darmstädter, 1937-1958. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82949002

Beer-Hofmann was an Austrian dramatist and poet. Kahler was a German scholar.

From the description of Letters to Susi Glaubach, 1933-1943. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80232533

From the guide to the Richard Beer-Hofmann letters to Susi Glaubach, 1933-1943., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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Subjects:

  • Austrian drama 20th century
  • Austrian literature--20th century
  • Domestic life--19th century
  • Theater--Production and direction
  • Austrian drama 19th century
  • Theater--20th century
  • German literature--20th century
  • Austrian poetry--20th century
  • Austria drama--20th century
  • Exiled Jewish authors
  • German drama--20th century
  • Jews--Genealogy--Austria
  • David, King of Israel--Drama

Occupations:

  • Dramatists
  • Poets
  • Translator
  • Executors and administrators

Places:

  • Brno (Czech Republic) (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Vienna (Austria) (as recorded)
  • Austria (as recorded)