Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Hugo von Hofmannsthal (hōō´gō fən hōf´mänstäl), 1874–1929, Austrian dramatist and poet. His first verses were published when he was 16 years old, and his play The Death of Titian (1892, tr. 1913) when he was 18. His varied gifts as poet and as dramatist are shown in his librettos for Richard Strauss, including Elektra (1903), Der Rosenkavalier (1911), Ariadne auf Naxos (1912), and Arabella (1933). After World War I, he was one of the founders of the Salzburg Festival, where his plays, such as the tragedy Der Turm (1925), his adaptation of Everyman (1911, tr. 1917), are regularly produced.

See his Selected Writings (3 vol., 1952–63); his correspondence with Strauss (1955, tr. 1961); studies by H. Broch (1984), M. Hamburger (1970), and B. Bennett (1988).

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Hugo von Hofmannsthal: Selected full-text books and articles

The Whole Difference: Selected Writings of Hugo Von Hofmannsthal By J. D. McClatchy Princeton University Press, 2008
Librarian's tip: Poems, plays, short stories, essays and a libretto by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
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Hugo Von Hofmannsthal By H. A. Hammelmann Yale University Press, 1957
German Men of Letters By Alex Natan Oswald Wolff, vol.1, 1961
The Look of Things: Poetry and Vision around 1900 By Carsten Strathausen University of North Carolina Press, 2003
The Unpolitical: On the Radical Critique of Political Reason By Massimo Cacciari; Massimo Verdicchio; Alessandro Carrera Fordham University Press, 2009
Disinclination/Appropriation/Poetization: Hugo Von Hofmannsthal's Evolving Engagement with Poland and Polish Galicia before, during, and after the Great War By Pizer, John D German Quarterly, Vol. 88, No. 2, Spring 2015
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Under the Gun of Time: Preminger's Laura and Hofmannsthal's Rosenkavalier By Wegner, Hart West Virginia University Philological Papers, Vol. 54, May 2011
The Poet of the Reich By Simon, John New Criterion, Vol. 22, No. 2, October 2003
'Wahrhaft das Sacrament': Hofmannsthal's 'Der Schwierige' and the Sacrament of Matrimony By McKenzie, John R. P The Modern Language Review, Vol. 96, No. 2, April 2001
Hugo Von Hofmannsthal and the Interwar European Right By Gottfried, Paul Modern Age, Vol. 49, No. 4, Fall 2007
Orpheus Dissembling By Simon, John New Criterion, Vol. 24, No. 10, June 2006
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