Artmann, Hans Carl#
b. Breitensee, Vienna, June 12, 1921, d. Vienna, Dec. 4, 2000, writer and translator. In 1952 initiated the formation of the Wiener Gruppe but left the group in 1958; from 1954 travelled extensively. In his works popular myths, comic narratives and farce are presented in different narrative forms such as montages, travel reports and enumerations. His collected poems "med ana schwoazzn dintn" (1958) gave him a name as an innovative dialect poet. 1973-1978 first president of the Grazer Autorenversammlung (Graz Association of Authors). Awarded the Grand Austrian State Prize in 1974; in 1991 the title of Honorary Doctor of the University of Salzburg was conferred upon him; in 1997 he received the Prize of Honour of the Austrian Book Trade and the Georg Buechner Prize.
Further works#hosn rosn baa, 1959; Dracula, Dracula, 1966; The Best of H. C. A., ed. by K. Reichert, 1970; How much schatzi?, 1971; Gedichte ueber die Liebe und die Lasterhaftigkeit, 1975; Grammatik der Rosen. Gesammelte Prosa, 3 vols., ed. by K. Reichert, 1979; Gedichte von der Wollust des Dichtens in Worte gefasst, 1989; Wr. Vorstadtballade, 1991; Das poetische Werk, 10 vols., ed. by K. Reichert, 1994; Gesammelte Prosa, 4 vols., ed. by K. Reichert, 1997.
Literature#G. Bisinger (ed.), Ueber H. C. A., 1972; H. Schneider, Aufgelesen, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1986; M. Bauer, Verzeichnis der Schriften H. C. A. von 1950 bis 1996, 1997.