Eckstein, Bertha geborene Diener, Pseudonyme Sir Galahad, Helen Diner#
b. Vienna, March 18, 1874, d. Geneva (Switzerland), Feb. 20, 1948, writer and translator, married to philosopher Friedrich E.; lived in Switzerland from 1920; wrote works on cultural and literary history in addition to novels and narratives. "Muetter und Amazonen" ("Mothers and Amazons", 1932), which supports the superiority of matriarchal systems, is considered E.'s most important work.
Further publications: Die Kegelschnitte Gottes, 1920; Idiotenfuehrer durch die russ. Literatur, 1925; Byzanz, 1936; Bohemund. Ein Kreuzfahrerroman, 1938; Der glueckliche Huegel, 1943 (novel about R. Wagner).
Literature#S. Mulot-Deri, Sir Galahad - Portraet einer Verschollenen, 1987; R. Freund, Land der Traeumer, 22000.