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Fontana, Oskar Maurus#

Fontana, Oskar Maurus, b. Vienna, April 13, 1889, d. Vienna, May 4, 1969, narrative writer, dramatist, poet, theatre critic and journalist; 1945-1949 chief editor of the "Wiener Kurier", 1951-1958 theatre critic with the "Presse" newspaper. F. edited expressionist anthologies ("Die Aussaat", 1915) and wrote expressionist works ("Die Milchbrueder", 1913) and novels about contemporary life.

Further works#

Novels: Die Erweckung, 1919 (new edition: Die Tuerme des Beg Begouja, 1946); Insel Elephantine, 1924 (revised version entitled Katastrophe am Nil, 1947); Der Weg durch den Berg, 1936; Der Sommer singt sein Lied, 1949; Der Atem des Feuers, 1955; Gefaehrlicher Sommer, 1962. - Das grosse Welttheater, theatre reviews 1909-67, 1976.

Literature#

A. Reininghaus, O. M. F. Das Profil eines oe. Journalisten, doctoral thesis, Salzburg 1983.