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Beer-Hofmann, Richard#

b. Vienna, July 11, 1866, d. New York (USA), Sept. 26, 1945, novelist, dramatist, poet, grew up in Bruenn (Brno), studied law in Vienna, worked for M. Reinhardt as a director 1924-1932. 1938 emigrated to Switzerland and then to the USA. A friend of A. Schnitzler, H. von Hofmannsthal and H. Bahr. He employed highly ornamental and rhythmic language (Art Nouveau). His narrative "Georg´s Death" ("Der Tod Georgs", 1900) is an early example of the inner monologue. 1946 founded the B. H. Society in New York.

Works#

Novellen, 1923. - Dramas: Der Graf von Charolais, 1905; unfinished trilogy "Die Historie von Koenig David" (Jaákobs Traum, 1918; Der junge David, 1933; Das Vorspiel auf dem Theater zu Koenig David, 1936, unfinished). - Poetry: Schlaflied fuer Mirjam, 1919; Verse, 1941. - Editions: Gesammelte Werke, 1963; Grosse R.-B.-H.-Ausgabe, ed. by. M. M. Schardt, 1993ff.

Literature#

E. N. Elstun, R. B.-H. - His Life and Work, 1983; R. Hank, Mortifikation und Beschwoerung, 1984; R. B.-H. - A. Schnitzler. Briefwechsel 1891-1931, ed. by K. Fliedl, 1992; S. Scherer, R. B.-H. und die Wr. Moderne, 1993; D. Borchmeyer, R. B.-H. - "Zwischen Aesthetizismus und Judentum", 1996; S. Eberhardt (ed.), Ueber R. B.-H., 1996.