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Franz Werfel

Austrian-Bohemian author

1890   -   1945

country of citizenship: Austria-Hungary, Republic of German-Austria, First Republic of Austria, Federal State of Austria, United States of America
occupation: writer, poet, playwright, screenwriter, science fiction writer

Franz Viktor Werfel (10 September 1890 – 26 August 1945) was an Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet whose career spanned World War I, the Interwar period, and World War II. He is primarily known as the author of The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1933, English tr. 1934, 2012), a novel based on events that took place during the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and The Song of Bernadette (1941), a novel about the life and visions of the French Catholic saint Bernadette Soubirous, which was made into a Hollywood film of the same name.
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works

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The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

novel by Franz Werfel

author: Franz Werfel

1933

The Song of Bernadette

1942 novel by Franz Werfel

author: Franz Werfel

1941

Class Reunion

novel by Franz Werfel

author: Franz Werfel

1928

Stern der Ungeborenen

novel written by Franz Werfel

author: Franz Werfel

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