unbekannter Gast

Drach, Albert#

b. Vienna, Dec. 17, 1902, d. Moedling (Lower Austria), March 27, 1995, narrative writer, poet and author of radio plays. Originally a lawyer, did not become famous as an author until his later years, although he wrote many works before 1938. Used officious, bureaucratic language as a humorous and alienating device. Buechner Prize, 1988; Austrian Decoration for Science and Art, 1990; Grillparzer Prize, 1993.

Works#

Novels and narratives: Das grosse Protokoll gegen Zwetschkenbaum, 1964; Die kleinen Protokolle und das Goggelbuch, 1965; Untersuchung an Maedeln, 1968; Ja und Nein, 1992. - Autobiography: Unsentimentale Reise, 1966; "Z. Z." das ist die Zwischenzeit, 1968; Das Beileid, 1993. - Dramas: Marquis de Sade, 1929; Das Spiel vom Meister Siebentot, 1965; Das Aneinandervorbeispiel und die inneren Verkleidungen, 1966. - Edition: Gesammelte Werke 8 vols., 1964-1972.

Literature#

M. Settele, Der Protokollstil des A. D., 1992; B. Fetz (ed.), In Sachen A. D., 1995; G. Fuchs (ed.), A. D., 1995.