Peter Rosegger

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The Austrian writer Peter Rosegger is a major representative of the regional literature of German-speaking lands, known as Heimatliteratur (homeland literature), or more generally Heimatkunst (homeland art). Heimat stories are also known as Kalender- (calendar) or Dorf- (village) geschichten. Rosegger wrote essays, folk plays and volumes of poetry, but is best known for his narrative prose. In dozens of volumes of lively and detailed stories, novels and memoirs, some written in the dialect of his native Styria, he extols the beauties of Alpine forest …

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Citation:
Saur, Pamela S.. "Peter Rosegger". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 December 2009
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