Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945

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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

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

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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.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974. Autograph letter signed, dated : Oakland (Ca.), [1945], to [Alma Mahler], 1945. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Walter and Ise Gropius papers, 1883-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Emeline Clark Roche Collection, 1815-1988 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Kurt Wolff archive, 1907-1938 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lehmann-Haupt, Ferdinand Friedrich Carl, 1861-1938. Autograph postal card signed : Yerivan, Armenia, to Anne Marie [i.e. Anna Maria] Mahler-Werfel in Vienna, [1937?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn The Paul Bekker Papers, 1883-1937 (bulk) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. The Paul Bekker papers, 1839-1981 (inclusive) Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Werfel, Franz 1890-1945. Dramatic Production Contract Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Leipzig / Frankfurt am Main, Leipzig / Frankfurt am Main
referencedIn B. W. Huebsch Papers, 1893-1964 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Samson Raphaelson Papers, 1916-1982 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Sharp, Martha Dickie, 1905-1999. Martha and Waitstill Sharp collection [electronic resource], 1905-2005. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
referencedIn Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. The papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964. Mahler-Werfel papers, ca. 1880-2004 (bulk 1898-1975). University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Weill-Lenya Research Center collection of performance history records of The eternal road and Der Weg der Verheissung, 1937-[ongoing]. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
creatorOf Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Der Weg der Verheissung / Kurt Weill. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Kielty, Bernardine. Papers, 1923-1965. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. Papers, 1910-1944. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Derr, Ellwood. Nachtregen : (Franz Werfel) for voice & piano / Ellwood Derr. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. The papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Franz Werfel Family Collection, undated, 1925-1947, bulk 1940-1944 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. The Paul Bekker papers, 1883-1937 (bulk). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. Music sources for Kurt Weill's Eternal road and Der Weg der Verheissung in the collection of the Weill-Lenya Research Center, 1934-[ongoing]. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
creatorOf Franz Werfel Papers, 1910-1944 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Wolff, Kurt, 1887-1963. Kurt Wolff archive, 1907-1938. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. Autograph postcards signed (3) and autograph letter signed, dated : Venice, [14 October 1929?], Villach, 4 September [1930?], [Velden?], and [n.p.], to his sister Smaragda Eger, 1929 Oct. 14 and 1934 May 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Frank, Leonhard, 1882-1961. German Expressionism collection, 1909-1961 (bulk 1916-1934). University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Leo Herrmann Collection, undated, 1909-1950 Leo Baeck Institute Archives
creatorOf Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. God's kingdom of Bohemia; the tragedy of a leader. [Translated by] Ruth Langner. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983. Papers, 1916-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Geiringer, Gertrud. [Guestbook], 1920-1949. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Aitken, Webster. [Theater and concert programs from the Papers of Jeanne S. Mintz]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. The eternal road; a new play, by Franz Werfel; music by Kurt Weill ... New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. [Juarez and Maximilian. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Richard Beer-Hofmann correspondence, 1882-1967. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Wolff, Helen, 1906-1994. Helen and Kurt Wolff papers, 1888-1994. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Set design sketch for Juarez and Maximilian, 19-- New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Register to the Papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Rudeke, Manfred. Manfred Rudeke(?) autograph book, 1926-1928, Germany. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Helen and Kurt Wolff papers, 1888-1994 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Geiringer, Gertrud. [Guestbook], 1920-1949. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Huebsch, B. W. (Benjamin W.), 1876-1964. B. W. Huebsch papers, 1893-1964. Library of Congress
creatorOf Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. Spiegelmensch; a magic trilogy. Translated by Ruth Langner. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Walter and Ise Gropius papers, 1883-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. April im Oktober : ein kleiner Roman : literary manuscript, 1940. Library of Congress
creatorOf Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. Schweiger; translated and adapted by Jack Charash. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. Jacobowsky und der Oberst; Komödie einer Tragödie in drei Akten. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Three selections from The road to promise / Kurt Weill. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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correspondedWith Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945 person
associatedWith Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. person
associatedWith Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. person
associatedWith Charash, Jack, 1879-1949, person
associatedWith Derr, Ellwood. person
correspondedWith Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958 person
associatedWith Geiringer, Gertrud. person
associatedWith Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. person
associatedWith Herrmann, Leo, 1888-1951 person
correspondedWith Huebsch, B. W. (Benjamin W.), 1876-1964. person
associatedWith Kielty, Bernardine. person
associatedWith Langner, Ruth, person
associatedWith Lehmann-Haupt, Ferdinand Friedrich Carl, 1861-1938. person
associatedWith Lenya, Lotte person
correspondedWith Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964 person
associatedWith Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974. person
associatedWith Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Rieser, Marianne person
associatedWith Roche, Emeline Clark, 1902-1995 person
associatedWith Rudeke, Manfred. person
associatedWith Sharp, Martha Dickie, 1905-1999. person
associatedWith Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. person
associatedWith Wolff, Helen, 1906-1994. person
associatedWith Wolff, Kurt, 1887-1963. person
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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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Birth 1890-09-10

Death 1945-08-26

Male

Austrians

German,

Portuguese,

English

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