That Gustav Landauer is remembered by many primarily for the circumstances surrounding his death in the Bavarian revolution of 1918-19 does little justice either to the richness and originality of his thought, or to the sheer multifariousness of his achievements. A committed activist and political theorist par excellence, Landauer was also an accomplished journalist, playwright, essayist, lecturer, theatre critic, gérant of the anarchist periodical Der Sozialist, and a prolific translator, notable for his German editions of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Walt Whitman.
Born in Karlsruhe on April 7th 1870 into a middle-class, assimilated Jewish family, Landauer excelled …
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Horrox, James. "Gustav Landauer". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 August 2011
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