b. Graz (Styria), Oct. 26, 1942, d. Graz (Styria), Dec. 25, 1983, author; studied sociology, philosophy, zoology and mathematics; from 1969 research and teaching assistant of sociology at the University of Graz; 1980 habilitation. His short prose forms and poetry are akin to those of the Vienna Group in that they deal with the problem of evoking social reality by means of language.
Works#Der Pfau ist ein stolzes Tier, 1965; Die Wuerfel in manchen Saetzen, 1977; Die dunkle Seite des Wuerfels, 1983.
Literature#H. Steinert, Fuer G. F., zu spaet, in: Oe. Ztschr. f. Soziologie IX, 1984, no. 1/2; D. Bartens (ed.), G. F., 2000.