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Bartsch, Rudolf Hans#

b. Graz (Styria), Feb. 11, 1873, d. St. Peter near Graz (Styria), Feb. 7, 1952, officer and writer. From 1908 writer of novels and narratives where "old" Austria is often represented sentimentally. His novel "Schwammerl", about Schubert´s life, became one of the most popular books before World War II, and inspired H. Berte 1916 to compose the operetta "Dreimaederlhaus" (Britain: "Lilac Time", USA: "Blossom Time") which was adapted for the screen. In 1927 T. Lessing published his biography "R. H. B. "Ein letztes deutsches Naturdenkmal" ("R. H. B. A Last German Monument of Nature").

Works#

Zwoelf aus der Stmk., 1908; Vom sterbenden Rokoko, 1909; Schwammerl, 1912; Meisternovellen, 1923; Lumpazivagabundus, 1936; Wenn Majestaeten lieben, 1949.

Literature#

H. Dolf, Bruder des grossen Pan, 1964.