Alfred Neumann (writer)
From 1913 he studied art history and received his doctorate after the First World War . In Munich he initially worked as a publishing editor , from 1918 to 1920 as a dramaturge for the Kammerspiele and as a freelance writer .
After coming to power, Alfred Neumann was placed on the list of banned authors during the Nazi era because of his Jewish descent . Neumann emigrated in 1933, lived in Fiesole near Florence until 1938 , then in Nice and from 1941 in Los Angeles , where he became a US citizen. In 1949 he returned to Europe and settled in Florence. He died in 1952 in Lugano at the age of 56. Neumann's artistic estate was handed over to the City of Munich by his widow Katharina Neumann.
His novels, which are heavily dialogues, emerged from the conflict between a tragic world feeling and an optimistic attitude towards life.
The early novella Teacher Taussig is still committed to Expressionism , but he was soon tempted to translate the visual spatial perception of the Baroque into an artistic language. The historical topic, to which he mainly turned, was always only an occasion for him to fathom the depths of the human soul.
Players and opponents in his novels of the Risorgimento , Rebels and Guerra , are typical in their behavior when, like chess players, they plan their next political moves without venom.
During his time in California he wrote the novel The Pact about the American Colonel William Walker , who was elected President of Nicaragua in the 19th century and then transformed the state into a dictatorship .
Awards and honors
- Collected Works . 2 vols., New Verlag Stockholm 1945
- The devil , 1926 novel about Ludwig XI. and Olivier le Daim
- Rebels , 1928 Risorgimento, Italian struggle for freedom
- Guerra , 1929 Risorgimento, Italian struggle for freedom
- Der Held , 1930 novel about a political murder (of Walther Rathenau )
- Narrenspiegel 1932 novel about the adventurous Liegnitz Duke Heinrich
- Romantic trilogy about Napoléon III. , 1952 under the title The Child of Paris :
- New Caesar 1934
- Empire 1936
- The Friends of the People 1940
- Latticework of Life 1943, partial print from Der Pakt
- There were six of them , Stockholm: Neuer Verl., 1944, Berlin: Verlag Das Kulturelle Gedächtnis, 2018, ISBN 978-3-946990-17-8 , a novel about the resistance of the Scholl siblings
- The brothers in 1924
- Die Goldquelle 1938, new edition. 1948, 1957
- The 1949 Pact , a novel about the American adventurer William Walker
- Teacher Taussig , 1924
- King Haber , 1926 Drama House Danieli redesigned
- The Patriot 1925
- The Konnetabel , 1927
- Marthe Munk , in New German Storytellers, Schlueter & Co., 1928, (1933)
- Little heroes , short stories, 1934
- The Patriot , 1926, drama in five acts
- The royal mask , 1928, around Louis XVII. ,
- Frauenschuh , 1929 to Lola Montez
- Danieli House , 1930, own dramatization of the novella King Haber from 1926
- Abel , 1948
- Sais , A Riddle Book, 1934
- Tunkal , New Riddle Seals, 1935
- Delphi , New Riddle Seals, 1936
- Rhodus , New Riddle Seals, 1937
- The Songs of Smile and Need , Poems, 1918
- The Saints , Legend, 1919
- Old and New French poetry in adaptations , 1922
- The Queen of Sweden , 1936,
- Correspondence with Thomas Mann , 1977, ed. v. Peter de Mendelssohn
- Diaries. October 15, 1939 - February 15, 1940. In: Catalog: Exil am Mediterranean , 2005
- Escape from France. From a diary. January 10, 1941. In: Egon Schwarz and Matthias Wegner (eds.): Banishment. Records of German writers in exile. Wegner, Hamburg 1964, p. 96 f.
Editor, translator, editor
- Alfred de Musset : works . Müller, Munich 1925 (5 vols .; translation).
- Alphonse de Lamartine : Girondins and Jacobins . Recht-Verlag, Munich 1923 (translation)
- From foreign lands. Adaptations of French, English and Italian poetry . Saturn-Verlag, Vienna 1924 (adaptation).
- Armand Godoy: Hosanna to the Sistrum. Music in verse . Saturn-Verlag, Vienna 1937 (translation and editing).
- Armand Godoy: Marcel. Dramatic poem . Saturn-Verlag, Vienna 1936 (translation and editing).
- Armand Godoy: Rome . Saturn-Verlag, Vienna 1937 (translation and editing).
- Lev Nikolajewitsch Tolstoy : War and Peace . Retold and edited for the stage after the novel . Reinbek, Hamburg 1955 (together with Erwin Piscator and Guntram Prüfer ).
- 1928: The Patriot (The Patriot) ; Director: Ernst Lubitsch
- 1938: Le Patriote
- 1938: Rasputin (La tragédie impériale)
- 1944: None Shall Escape - Oscar nomination for screenplay
- 1943: Conflict ; with Humphrey Bogart
- 1972: The Hero (TV)
- 1946: Escape from Devil's Island (The Return of Monte Christo) (co-author)
- 1947: Matto rules (co-author)
- 1951: K - Das Haus des Schweigens / Years of Silence (co-author, film adaptation of Many are called Cain )
- Renate Heuer : In: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 19, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-428-00200-8 , p. 137 f. ( ).
- Franz Lennartz: German writers of the 20th century in the mirror of criticism. Volume 2: Have - Novak. Alfred Kröner Verlag, Stuttgart 1984, ISBN 3-520-82101-X , pages 1278-1281.
- Herbert Wiesner: Lexicon of contemporary German-language literature . Nymphenburger Verlagshandlung, Munich 1987, ISBN 3-485-03544-0 (based on Hermann Kunisch '"Handbuch der Deutschen Gegenwartsliteratur").
- Robert Volz: Reich manual of the German society . The handbook of personalities in words and pictures. Volume 2: L-Z. German business publisher, Berlin 1931, .
- Literature by and about Alfred Neumann in the catalog of the German National Library
- Alfred Neumann in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- German screenwriters in Hollywood (1933-1945)
- Alfred Neumann Collection in the Archive of the Academy of Arts, Berlin
- Alfred Neumann (writer) in the Bavarian literature portal (project of the Bavarian State Library )
- Review: Ferdinand Kahn : Alfred Neumann reads. In Jewish Club of 1933. In: Structure , Volume 10, Number 19, May 9, 1947 page 24, online: .
- Interview: Walter H. Perl: Conversation with Alfred Neumann. In: Structure , Volume 12, Number 33, August 16, 1946 page 20-21, online: . - Review: Ferdinand Kahn : Alfred Neumann reads. In Jewish Club of 1933. In: Structure , Volume 13, Number 19, May 9, 1947 page 24, online: .
- See also: William Walker, Der Pakt . Partial print from 1943: Lattice work of life , see above .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 15, 1895|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lautenburg|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 3, 1952|
|Place of death||Lugano|