Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1890-09-10
Death 1945-08-26
Gender:
Male
Austrians
German, Portuguese, English

Biographical notes:

Franz Werfel was born Sept. 10, 1890 in Prague, Bohemia; one of the founders of the expressionist movement in German literature, Werfel began writing poetry when still a boy and published his first play when 20; published first book of verse in 1911; plays Goat song (1922) and Juarez and Maximilian (1925) were successfully produced in Europe and NY; published novel, Verdi, in 1924; married Alma Mahler, composer Gustav Mahler's widow, in 1929; in 1940 fled Nazis to US; wrote one of his most popular novels, Song of Bernadette, in 1941; died of a heart attack on Aug. 26, 1945 in Beverly Hills.

From the description of Papers, 1910-1944. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38060768

Author.

From the description of April im Oktober : ein kleiner Roman : literary manuscript, 1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981750

Biography

Franz Werfel was born September 10, 1890 in Prague, Bohemia; one of the founders of the expressionist movement in German literature, Werfel began writing poetry when still a boy and published his first play when 20; published first book of verse in 1911; plays Goat Song (1922) and Juarez and Maximilian (1925) were successfully produced in Europe and New York; published novel, Verdi, in 1924; married Alma Mahler, composer Gustav Mahler's widow, in 1929; in 1940 fled Nazis to U.S.; wrote one of his most popular novels, Song of Bernadette, in 1941; died of a heart attack on August 26, 1945 in Beverly Hills.

From the guide to the Franz Werfel Papers, 1910-1944, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Jews in drama
  • Austrian literature
  • Drama (German)
  • Drama--Subjects--Jews
  • Authors, Austrian--20th century--Archival resources
  • Drama--Promptbooks and typescripts, German
  • World War, 1939-1945--Drama
  • Prompt-book
  • Drama (German)--Translations into English
  • Dramatists, German--20th century--Archival resources
  • Drama--Subjects--World war, 1939-1945
  • Drama, German--Translation into English

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  • Authors, Austrian--20th century--Archival resources
  • Authors
  • Dramatists, German--20th century--Archival resources

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