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Werfel, Franz (1890–1945) By Howard, Christian

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1645-1
Published: 02/05/2017
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Franz Viktor Werfel was a Jewish-born Austrian novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his works of historical fiction, including The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1933) and The Song of Bernadette (1941). Werfel also greatly contributed to the development of expressionist poetry in the German language, and in 1929, he was awarded the Grillparzer Prize by the Austrian Academy of Sciences for his dramatic work. Very well connected within the literary scene, Werfel married Alma Mahler in 1929. The couple relocated to Los Angeles in 1938, and several of Werfel’s works were subsequently turned into films. Werfel died of a heart attack in August 1945.

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Howard, Christian. "Werfel, Franz (1890–1945)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 25 Jun. 2018 https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/werfel-franz-1890-1945. doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1645-1

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