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Fischer, Wilhelm auch W. Fischer in Graz, geb. 1846#

Fischer, Wilhelm (also: W. Fischer) in Graz, b. Čakovec, Croatia (then Csakathurn), April 18, 1846, d. Graz (Styria), May 30, 1932, regional writer, "poet of Graz" (Grazer Stadtpoet), 1901-1919 director of the provincial library of Styria, chairman of the Styrian association of authors. Close emotional involvement with Styria and the people of Styria. His entwicklungsroman "Die Freude am Licht" (1902, 241925) enjoyed great popularity.

Further Works#

Verse epic: Atlantis, 1880. - Tales: Grazer Novellen, 1898; Murwellen, 1910. - Essays: Poetenphilosophie, 1904. - Aphorisms: Sonne und Wolke, 1907. - Dramas, poems.

Literature#

A. Seiberl, W. F. in Graz, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1938 (list of works); H. Schueller, Die Erzaehlungen von W. F., doctoral thesis, Vienna 1938.