Richard Beer-Hofmann

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Richard Beer-Hofmann published fewer than a dozen books, but they include varied works of drama, prose, and poetry, and pioneered several literary movements. Beer-Hofmann also was known as a charming and popular member of the “Young Vienna” literary circle and a theatrical producer and director in Vienna, Salzburg, and Berlin. His Old Testament dramas reflect his strong identity as a Jewish writer. Like his other plays, they also display his mission to rid the theater of Naturalism and anticipate features of Expressionism. Beer-Hofmann’s acclaimed novel Der Tod Georgs [Georg’s Death, 1900] and his novellas, in the Viennese Jugendstil or “art nouveau” …

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Saur, Pamela S.. "Richard Beer-Hofmann". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 June 2008
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