b. Vienna, Aug. 28, 1892, d. Vayholm (Sweden), Aug. 28, 1976, poet, narrative writer and dramatist. 1938-1946 and 1950/51 lived in India, where he studied Hinduism; from 1952 lived in Sweden; his work focused on ethical and religious questions; devoted himself to the history of Indian thought in his later works ("Die indische Gottesliebe", 1955).
Works#Poetry: Der goldene Wind, 1918. - Novels: Zodiak, 1930; Das Licht der Welt, 1932. - Novella trilogy: Die Gewaltigen, 1926. - Drama: Der Berg in der Wueste, 1923.