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Ödön von Horváth

Austro-Hungarian writer

1901   -   1938

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country of citizenship: Hungary
native language: German
languages spoken, written or signed: Hungarian, German
educated at: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
occupation: playwright, writer, author
award received: Kleist Prize

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Edmund Josef von Horváth (9 December 1901, Sušak, Rijeka, Austria-Hungary – 1 June 1938, Paris France) was an Austro-Hungarian playwright and novelist who wrote in German, and went by the name of nom de guerre Ödön von Horváth. He was one of the most critically admired writers of his generation prior to his untimely death. He enjoyed a series of successes on the stage with socially poignant and romantic plays, including Revolte auf Côte 3018 (1927), Sladek (1929), Italienische Nacht (1930), Hin und Her (1934) and Der Jüngste Tag (1937). His novels include Der ewige Spießer (1930), Ein Kind Unserer Zeit (1938) and Jugend ohne Gott (1938).
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