Heimito from Doderer
Franz Carl Heimito (until April 10, 1919 : Ritter von) Doderer (born September 5, 1896 in Hadersdorf-Weidlingau , today in Vienna , † December 23, 1966 in Vienna) was an Austrian writer . His best-known work is the novel Die Strudlhofstiege or Melzer and the depth of the years (published 1951), his most extensive The Demons (1956).
Doderer's parents were the Viennese architect and engineer Wilhelm Carl von Doderer and Wilhelmine (Willy) von Doderer from Munich, née von Hügel. The hereditary nobility was Doderer's grandfather, Carl Wilhelm Christian Ritter von Doderer (1825-1900), conferred in 1877 (nobility names were legally repealed in Austria in 1919 , but tolerated as artist names ).
Through his grandfather's wife, Maria von Greisinger (1835–1914), Heimito von Doderer was related to the poet Nikolaus Lenau (great-grandnephew). His father was baptized a Catholic, his mother was Protestant and, as was customary at the time, also determined the children's denominations. Wilhelmine von Doderer was the daughter of the building contractor Heinrich von Hügel . She met her future husband, Wilhelm Carl von Doderer, when he joined Heinrich von Huegel's company.
Doderer's father worked in a leading position in the construction of the Tauern Railway , the Karawanken Railway , the construction of the Kiel Canal , the Vienna River Regulation and the Vienna City Railway . With a fortune of around 12 million kroner, the family was one of the richest in the dual monarchy. However, in the course of the First World War, her assets were greatly reduced by the continuous subscription of Austrian war bonds .
Heimito von Doderer was the youngest child of a total of six children:
- Ilse (married Mayer) (1882–1979)
- Almuth (married Martinek) (1884–1978)
- Wilhelm (called Immo) (1886–1975)
- Helga (married Hauer) (1887–1927)
- Astri (married Stummer) (1893–1989)
- Heimito (1896–1966)
His unusual first name comes from the fact that his mother took a liking to the first name Jaime and especially to its nickname Jaimito , which she then translated into German as “Heimito” while on vacation in Spain . In his family and friends, Doderer was also called "Heimo", "Heimerl" or "Heimchen".
Youth, World War I and Russian Captivity
Heimito von Doderer was born in the Laudon forest house near Hadersdorf-Weidlingau, which the family temporarily stayed in while they were working on the Vienna river regulation. The house no longer stands; in its place there is now a memorial stone. The family's townhouse was in the 3rd district of Vienna, Landstrasse, at Stammgasse 12. It was built by Max von Ferstel .
In 1902 Doderer started school at the kk teacher training college in Sophienbrückengasse (today Kundmanngasse), and later he attended the humanistic grammar school in the same building complex. In the summer of 1903 the family moved into the Riegelhof summer residence in Prein an der Rax , where the author later spent the summer months whenever possible. Doderer was a rather mediocre student.
As a teenager, Doderer had his first homoerotic experiences with his tutor Albrecht Reif . At the same time he made experiences with girls and women and also frequented brothels . Throughout his life, the author had not only bisexual but also pronounced sadomasochistic inclinations. They were repeatedly reflected in his work.
After his due to insufficient performance in Greek only thanks to a felled by a majority Commission decision awarded Matura 1914 Doderer enrolled for the winter semester at the University of Vienna in the subject Jus . During the First World War , von Doderer joined the Dragoon Regiment No. 3 (one of the most renowned cavalry regiments of the Austro-Hungarian army ) as a one-year volunteer in April 1915 and served on the Eastern Front in Galicia and Bukovina . On July 12, 1916, during the Brusilov offensive near Olesza , he was taken prisoner by Russia .
About a month after his capture, Doderer and other officers were transferred to Siberia, to the Krasnaya Rychka prison camp near Khabarovsk . There he decided to become a writer and wrote his first texts (a selection was published posthumously under the title The Siberian Clarity ). In April 1918 the prisoners were released by the Bolsheviks in the wake of the Brest-Litovsk peace treaty and began their return journey to Austria by train. However, the turmoil of the Russian Civil War meant that the prisoners-of-war Austrians only got as far as Samara . Since it was impossible to continue to the west, it was decided to go back to Siberia.
The return journey ended in Novo-Nikolajewsk (today's Novosibirsk ), where the Austrians were sent to a camp outside the city. At the end of 1918, in front of the approaching Red Army, the whites moved them further east and took them to a primitive camp near Krasnoyarsk, where they were supported by the Red Cross by Elsa Brändström . Nevertheless, many prisoners died of typhus during this time . In 1920 the captured Austrians were released; on August 14th Doderer arrived in Vienna.
1920 to 1932: years in Vienna
At the end of 1920 Doderer resumed his studies and switched to history and psychology . Among his academic teachers, the historians Oswald Redlich and Heinrich von Srbik and especially the psychologists Karl Bühler and Hermann Swoboda , a friend of Otto Weininger, should be emphasized . Swoboda's theory of the "periods of the human organism" - a kind of biorhythm theory - influenced Doderer personally and in his theory of romance strongly. Swoboda assumed natural, cyclical processes that cause psychological phenomena such as "free-rising memories" (i.e. the reappearance of forgotten experiences) in men and women at different intervals. Such cycles would become an important structural element in Doderer's later novels.
From 1922 Doderer completed the 34th course at the Institute for Austrian Historical Research together with Alfons Lhotsky and Rudolf Pühringer . In his historical studies, Doderer dealt intensively with the history of the Middle Ages and with the history of the city of Vienna . During his studies he began to publish his first articles - mostly feature pages - in newspapers, and worked on poems and his first novel.
In the summer of 1921 he met Auguste Leopoldine Hasterlik, called Gusti , of the same age , with whom a relationship quickly developed. Hasterlik, a Jewish woman baptized Catholic from Vienna, came from a highly educated family of doctors and had been trained as a pianist at the conservatory . For Doderer, she ended her then current relationship with a friend of Doderer's.
In 1923, Doderer's first book, Gassen und Landschaft, was published by Rudolf Haybach 's one-man publishing house, which was founded in 1921 and where the novel Die Breach came out in 1924 . Both books were unsuccessful. In mid-1925 Doderer completed his studies with a doctorate ; his extensive dissertation is entitled On Civil Historiography in Vienna during the 15th Century .
After that, he increasingly wrote features for daily newspapers and magazines; However, he did not manage to get by with it sufficiently. He therefore remained dependent on the financial support of his parents and continued to live in the family home; Not until 1928 was he able to move into his own (sublet) room in the 19th district, Döbling .
In 1927 Doderer's sister Helga died by suicide. In 1930 the novel The Secret of the Reich was published . In the same year Doderer married Gusti Hasterlik after numerous separations and reconciliations - keeping a promise of marriage - and left the church in this connection. The marriage was only conducted on a pro forma basis, and neither sought nor moved into a joint apartment. Doderer regularly tortured his wife, as Alexandra Kleinlercher shows in letters and notes from Doderer, "with obsessively presented anti-Semitic stereotypes". In 1932 the couple separated for good. The divorce from the “racially endangered” Gusti was only pursued energetically by Doderer after the “ Anschluss ” in 1938. It took place in 1939 after Doderer had enforced that no guilty verdict was made for himself. Then Gusti was able to flee to America. Some authors are of the opinion that Doderer had previously used their plight as leverage to reach a verdict that was acceptable to him.
At the end of 1929 Doderer began a novel project under the working title Fat Ladies , which was renamed after a few years in The Demons of the Ostmark .
time of the nationalsocialism
On April 1, 1933, Doderer joined the NSDAP in Austria . This decision was influenced by his sister Astri and some friends who also joined the party. Gerhard Aichinger , a temporary editor-in-chief of the Austrian Nazi party newspaper Deutschösterreichische Tages-Zeitung , also played a role . From April 1933 and until the DÖTZ was banned on July 22, 1933, he published a total of four short stories by the writer on the literary page of the paper.
In August 1936 Doderer moved to Germany, where he settled in Dachau ( there are no comments on the concentration camp there in his diary or letters). Since the Austrian NSDAP had been banned on June 19, 1933, Doderer renewed his party membership in Dachau and at the same time submitted an application for admission to the Reichsschrifttumskammer .
From the end of 1936, Doderer gradually began to distance himself from National Socialism, a development that came to an end with his conversion to the Catholic Church in 1940. From 1939 Doderer took catechumens lessons from the Jesuit Father Ludger Born, who later became the head of the Archbishop's Aid for Non-Aryan Catholics . His conversion to Catholicism led to an intensive reading of Thomas Aquinas , whose ideas were subsequently clearly reflected in Doderer's work. Other important spiritual influences from the time of Doderer's catechumens lessons were the life and work of Francis of Assisi , gender and character of Otto Weininger and The Downfall of the West by Oswald Spengler . He did not leave the NSDAP , however, but spoke of his “barbaric error” after the end of the Nazi regime.
In 1937 Doderer met his later second wife Emma Maria Thoma. In the same year he came into contact with the publisher CH Beck , which published his first great novel A murder that everyone commits in 1938 . At the end of August he returned to Vienna, where he - together with Albert Paris Gütersloh - moved into a studio apartment at Buchfeldgasse 6 in the 8th district of Josefstadt from September . The caretaker of this building, Poldi Engelbrecher, b. Kresswaritzky, also called "Kress", was of great importance for the writer's life, she took care of many everyday affairs and thus also contributed to the descriptions of the caretaker's life that can be found in several of Doderer's works.
At the end of April 1940 Doderer was drafted into the Wehrmacht . As a reserve officer of the cavalry without special qualifications, he was assigned to the air force, where he was entrusted with administrative work and ground troop commands in the hinterland . His places of work were initially Breslau , then various locations in France, where he began to write down the Strudlhofstiege . In 1942 he was relocated near Kursk . From the end of 1942 he suffered from severe trigeminal neuralgia and was therefore freed from missions at the front after a stay in a hospital and from then on mostly deployed within the country. From May 1943 he served in Wiener Neustadt and finally in Bad Vöslau . After several other transfers, he was posted to Oslo in April 1945 , where he saw the end of the war.
Early post-war years
At the end of 1945 Doderer was released from captivity in Norway . At the end of January 1946 he was able to return to Austria. For fear of being punished for his former membership in the NSDAP, Doderer initially did not dare to return to Vienna , which was partially occupied by the Soviets . Instead, he lived from February 1 to May 19, 1946 in the house of his uncle Richard Doderer in Weißenbach am Attersee ( Upper Austria ), which was part of the American occupation zone. During this time Heimito von Doderer wrote a substantial part of his extensive novel Die Strudlhofstiege .
In May 1946 Doderer moved back to Vienna. There he tried, with the help of the testimonies of friends, to be classified as “ less burdened ”, since as an early party member from 1933 he could not have escaped an obligation to perform labor services. In addition, it was necessary to have the publication ban imposed on him lifted. In 1946 he signed a contract for the publication of the Strudlhofstiege and worked intensively on the manuscript of the novel. After paying an “atonement” he was struck off the list of those “burdened” in 1947. The author Hilde Spiel and the critic Hans Weigel , in particular , were vehemently committed to him.
In 1948 the work on the Strudlhofstiege was finished, but the publication was not in sight. Doderer, now 52 years old and largely unknown author, enrolled in a two-year course at the Institute for Austrian Historical Research, a training center for academic archivists and librarians, in October of that year. He hoped that with this qualification he would get a job that would secure his livelihood. During this time he dealt intensively with documents from the time of the Carolingians and the Merovingians - which would later be reflected in the novel The Merovingians .
From 1951: increasing awareness
In 1951 the illuminated windows and the Strudlhofstiege or Melzer and the depth of the years appeared . In the same year, Doderer resumed work on the demons after a break of more than ten years . The novel The Demons. According to the Chronicle of the Section Council Geyrenhoff appeared in 1956 and was again very well received.
On September 25, 1952, Doderer and Maria Emma Thoma ("Mienzi"), a distant relative of Ludwig Thoma , married, but without moving into a joint apartment. The wife stayed in Landshut , the author continued to live in Vienna. Doderer spent weeks or months with his wife in Bavaria, especially in midsummer and over the turn of the year. In June 1955, at a reading by Robert Neumann , Doderer met the thirteen-year-old author Dorothea Zeemann , who a short time later became his lover.
On May 1, 1956, Doderer moved to an apartment in the 9th district of Vienna, Alsergrund , at 50 Währinger Strasse . Opposite this apartment, his last, is the Doderer memorial in the Alsergrund district museum. In 1958 he began working on his novel No. 7 , a work based on four volumes analogous to the 7th Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven, which he admired . From January 17 to February 2, 1961, he had to undergo radiation for a carcinoma of the vocal cord at the special department for radiation therapy at the Lainz Hospital (now Hietzing), which permanently cured his malignancy.
In 1962 the grotesque novel The Merovingians or The Total Family was published , which sold very well. In 1963 the first part of novel No. 7 / I. The Slunj waterfalls were initially published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . The second, unfinished part of the novel s No. 7 was published posthumously in 1967 under the title Roman No. 7 / II: The border forest .
Doderer died on December 23, 1966 of colon cancer that was diagnosed too late . He was buried on January 2, 1967 in the Grinzinger Friedhof (group 10, row 2, number 1) in an honorary grave . In 1970 the Doderergasse in Vienna- Floridsdorf (21st district) was named after him.
Main article: The Strudlhofstiege or Melzer and the depth of the years
The Strudlhofstiege describes encounters and conversations between the people involved within a period of about 15 years without any actual main story. The Viennese Strudlhofstiege is the geographic interface of the storylines .
The novel was a great success with critics and audiences and gave Doderer a breakthrough as a writer. In addition to the undoubtedly great artistic quality of the work, the fact that the novel, with its abundance of material and linguistic opulence, stood in stark contrast to the post-war literature of the dead, probably contributed to the success of the novel with the audience .
Since the end of 1929 Doderer had been working on a novel project with the working title Fat Ladies , which after a few years was renamed The Demons of the Ostmark (compare: Ostmark ). The first part of the novel was completed in 1936, further volumes, in which, among other things, the ideal of a social apartheid of Jews and Aryans in Austria should have been modeled, were conceived but not executed and in the course of a first revision of the text in 1939 / Discarded in 1940.
At 1345 pages, the novel is even longer than the Strudlhofstiege . He is related to this work in many ways, not least in the figure of Mary K. It is set in Vienna between 1925 and 1927 and culminates in the Vienna Justice Palace fire in 1927.
The novel is shaped autobiographically in many characters, with Doderer not only in the character Geyrenhoff , but z. B. can also be found in René Stangeler and as ideal Leonhard Kakabsa .
The novel also contains a longer episode that shows a clear reference to Doderer's sadomasochistic tendencies. It is the subject of a controversial debate about anti-Semitism in Doderer's work, which at the end of 2011 was enriched by an extensive dissertation by Alexandra Kleinlercher. In her study, according to Friederike Reents in her FAZ book review, Kleinlercher shows "historically and philologically correct which anti-Semitic and National Socialist ideas went into the author's work and which sensitive passages Doderer subsequently erased."
"The Merovingians or The Total Family"
In 1962 the grotesque novel The Merovingians or The Total Family was published , which with its bizarre characters and depictions of violence posed problems for the critics - the book didn't seem to fit Doderer's other works at all - but it sold very well. Doderer, who during his time at the Institute for Austrian Historical Research in the Department of Late Medieval Source Studies wrote a thesis on the subject of the abbot election formula in rulers' documents up to the 10th century , pursued his predilection for history in this novel.
In it the small-stature, tending to explosive outbursts of anger, but armed with a "manhood that far exceeds the usual level", Baron Childerich III. von Bartenbruch to become his own father, grandfather, father-in-law and son-in-law thanks to a sophisticated marriage policy. The hero of the novel bears the same name as the last Merovingian king and almost endures his fate by being ousted by his majordomo , Count Pippin von Landes-Landen. In a second storyline, Doderer describes the environment of the psychiatrist Professor Horn, who treats the outbursts of anger of his patients, including Childerich III., With a ludicrous ritual ("Application of Paukenschlögeln").
Individual issues during lifetime
- 1923: alleys and landscape . Publishing house Rudolf Haybach, Vienna.
- 1924: The breach . Publishing house Rudolf Haybach, Vienna.
- 1930: The Secret of the Reich . Saturn Verlag, Vienna.
- 1930: The Gütersloh case . Publishing house Rudolf Haybach, Vienna.
- 1938: A murder everyone commits . Publishing house CH Beck, Munich.
- 1940: a detour . Publishing house CH Beck, Munich.
- 1951: The Illuminated Windows or The Incarnation of the Amtsrat Julius Zihal . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1951: The Strudlhofstiege or Melzer and the depth of the years . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1953: The last adventure . Reclam publishing house, Stuttgart.
- 1956: The demons. According to the chronicle of the Section Council Geyrenhoff . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1957: A path in the dark . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1958: The Jericho Trumpets . Verlag der Arche, Zurich.
- 1959: Foundations and function of the novel . Publishing house Glock and Lutz, Nuremberg.
- 1959: The torture of the leather pouch . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1962: The Merovingians or The Total Family . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1963: Novel No. 7 / I. Slunj waterfalls . Biederstein Verlag, Munich. Doderer referred to the Pratercottage in this novel . The son of a manufacturer, Robert Clayton, is to run a new branch of the English machine factory Clayton & Powers planned in Vienna in 1877. One settles in the Pratercottage: The Claytons villa was on the so-called »Prinzenallee«. Diagonally across the street there was the "Bicycle Club". (Doderer, p. 41) In the novel, the factory was on the other side of the Danube Canal. The plot of the novel takes place in the early days of the agricultural machine factory Hofherr Schrantz-Clayton Shuttleworth AG and its branches in Budapest and Bucharest.
- 1964: Tangents. Diary of a writer 1940–1950 . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1966: Under black stars . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1966: My nineteen résumés and nine other stories . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
From the estate
- 1967: Novel No. 7 / II. The border forest . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1968: early prose. The breach - Jutta Bamberger - The secret of the empire . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1969: Repertory . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1970: The return of the dragons . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1972: The Stories . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1976: Commentarii 1951 to 1956. Diaries from the estate . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1986: Commentarii 1957 to 1966. Diaries from the estate . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1986: Heimito von Doderer / Albert Paris Gütersloh: Correspondence 1928–1962 . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1991: The Siberian Clarity . Biederstein Verlag, Munich.
- 1996: Thoughts on a history to be written about the city of Vienna . Edition Graphischer Zirkel, Vienna.
- 1996: Diaries 1920–1939 (two volumes). Publishing house CH Beck, Munich.
- 1996: From figure to figure. Letters to Ivar Ivask on literature and criticism . Publishing house CH Beck, Munich.
- 2006: Studies and Extremas. From the sketchbooks of the years 1923–1939. In: Sense and Form . Volume 58, 2006, Issue 6.
- 2007: Chronique Scandaleuse or René and the fat ladies. In: Krachkultur . 11/2007.
- 2009: Seraphica - Montefal . Publishing house CH Beck, Munich.
- 1979: A murder everyone commits
- 1982: Melzer or The Depth of the Years
- 1986: The diary of Dr. Döblinger (4 stories)
- 2002: Slunj waterfalls
- 1954: Honorary gift from the Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI eV
- 1957: Grand Austrian State Prize for Literature
- 1961: Literature Prize of the City of Vienna
- 1966: Wilhelm Raabe Prize
- 1966: Ring of Honor of the City of Vienna
- Wolfgang Fleischer: Heimito von Doderer: the life, the environment of the work in photos and documents. M. e. Vorw. V. Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler . Kremayr & Scheriau, Vienna 1995, ISBN 3-218-00603-1 .
- Wolfgang Fleischer: The Denied Life. The biography of Heimito von Doderer. Kremayr & Scheriau, Vienna 1996, ISBN 3-218-00603-1 .
- Lutz-Werner Wolff: Heimito von Doderer. Rowohlt, Reinbek 1996, ISBN 3-499-50557-6 .
- Dorothea Zeemann : Virgin and Reptile. Life between 1945 and 1972. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 1982, ISBN 3-518-37276-9 .
- Wilhelm Schedlmayer: Rätsel-Schrieb - mistakes while reading the novel "The Secret of the Reich" by Heimito Doderer. Phil. Dissertation. Vienna 1990.
- Christoph Deupmann, Kai Luehrs-Kaiser (ed.): "The anger of the age is deep": The Merovingians and the art of the grotesque in Heimito von Doderer (= writings of the Heimito von Doderer Society. 4). Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2010, ISBN 978-3-8260-3968-3 .
- Kai Luehrs-Kaiser, Gerald Sommer (Ed.): "Wings and Extreme": Aspects of the intellectual development of Heimito von Doderers (= writings of the Heimito von Doderer Society. 1). Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 1999, ISBN 3-8260-1514-2 .
- Hans Joachim Schröder : Apperception and Prejudice. Investigations on Heimito von Doderer's reflection. (= Contributions to modern literary history. Third part, volume 28). Carl Winter, Heidelberg 1976, ISBN 3-533-02546-2 .
- Gerald Sommer, Kai Luehrs-Kaiser (Ed.): “Shots into the Dark”: To Heimito from Doderer's short prose. (= Writings of the Heimito von Doderer Society. 2). Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2001, ISBN 3-8260-2076-6 .
- Gerald Sommer (Ed.): Alleys and landscapes: Heimito von Doderer's “Demons” viewed from the center and from the edge. (= Writings of the Heimito von Doderer Society. 3). Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2004, ISBN 3-8260-2921-6 .
- Dietrich Weber: Doderer miniatures. Edited by Henner Löffler u. Kai Luehrs-Kaiser (= writings of the Heimito von Doderer Society. Special Volume 2). Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2005, ISBN 3-8260-3152-0 .
- Gerald Sommer, Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler (eds.): “First you break windows. Then you become one yourself. ”For Heimito von Doderer's 100th birthday. Ariadne Press, Riverside (CA) 1997, ISBN 1-57241-048-5 .
- Kai Luehrs (Ed.): “Excentric Insertions”: Studies and essays on Heimito von Doderer's work. de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 1998, ISBN 3-11-015198-7 .
- Kai Luehrs: The becoming of the past: Explanations and interpretations of memory as a narrative problem with Robert Musil, Heimito von Doderer and Hans Henny Jahnn. Phil. Dissertation. FU Berlin 1999. (online) .
- Henner Löffler : Doderer ABC. A lexicon for home residents. CH Beck, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-406-46188-3 .
- Gerald Sommer (Ed.): "Modus vivendi". On the back and forth of the poet Heimito von Doderer. City of Landshut, Landshut 2003, ISBN 3-927612-16-2 .
- Gerald Sommer: Heimito von Doderer: "Technical means". Fragments of a poetics of the writing trade. (= On more recent Austrian literature. 21). Braumüller, Vienna 2006, ISBN 3-7003-1572-4 .
- Claudia Girardi, Michael Girardi: Heimito von Doderer's Preinblicke - A reading tour with old and new views. ÖVG, Vienna 2006, ISBN 3-7067-0032-8 .
- Christopher Dietz: “If you don't want to smell, you have to feel.” Smell and olfactory sense in Heimito von Doderer's work. Edition present, Vienna 2002, ISBN 3-7069-0133-1 .
- Gerald Sommer, Kai Luehrs: Traveled to catharsis. Heimito von Doderer and National Socialism. In: Christiane Caemmerer, Walter Delabar (Ed.): Poetry in the Third Reich? On literature in Germany 1933–1945. Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1996, pp. 53-75.
- Martin Mosebach : The art of archery and the novel. On the “Commentarii” by Heimito von Doderer. Extended version of a lecture given in the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation on May 16, 2006 (= Topics of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation, Volume 85). Carl-Friedrich-von Siemens-Stiftung, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-938593-05-9 ; Shortened version in: Martin Mosebach: When traveling still helped. Of books and places. Carl Hanser, Munich 2011, pp. 225–261.
- Jan Bürger: Heimito von Doderer and the Kirchheim tunnel in Lauffen a. N. Deutsche Schillergesellschaft, Marbach am Neckar 2008, ISBN 978-3-937384-42-9 .
- Stefan Winterstein: "He only read this one book". Studies on Heimito von Doderer's “The Enlightened Windows”. (= Writings of the Heimito von Doderer Society. 5). Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2009, ISBN 978-3-8260-4078-8 .
- Stefan Winterstein: attempt against Heimito von Doderer. About "ordeal pain" and fascism. Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2014.
- Alexandra Kleinlercher: Between Truth and Poetry. Anti-Semitism and National Socialism in Heimito von Doderer (= literary history in studies and sources. 16). Böhlau, Cologne / Weimar / Vienna 2011, ISBN 978-3-205-78605-4 .
- Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler : Accessible at any time - Via Heimito von Doderer. Edited by Gerald Sommer. CH Beck, Munich 2012, ISBN 978-3-406-63852-7 .
- Klaus Nüchtern : Continent Doderer. A crossing. CH Beck, Munich 2016, ISBN 978-3-406-69744-9 .
- Bernhard M. Baron : Doderer in Waldsassen 1944/45. In: Heimat - Tirschenreuth district. Volume 23. Tirschenreuth 2011, ISBN 978-3-939247-21-0 , pp. 5-10.
- Rike Felka: On the stairs. In: Rike Felka: The spatial memory. Brinkmann and Bose, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-940048-04-2 . (Article on Doderer)
- Martin Brinkmann: Music and melancholy in Heimito von Doderer's work. Böhlau Verlag, Vienna 2012,
- Roman Sandgruber: Dream time for millionaires - The 929 richest Viennese in 1910. Verlagsgruppe Styria, Vienna 2013, ISBN 978-3-222-13405-0 , p. 329f.
- Whipping and punching . In: Der Spiegel . No. 36 , 1996 ( online - 2 September 1996 ).
- Excerpt from the Austro-Hungarian loss list of March 11, 1917, No. 624, p. 3.
- Johann Christoph Allmayer-Beck: Rudolf Pühringer. In: Communications from the Institute for Austrian Historical Research . Volume 79. Vienna / Cologne / Graz 1971, pp. 293-294.
- A literary dissertation that was published as a book: Alexandra Kleinlercher: Between Truth and Poetry. Anti-Semitism and National Socialism at Heimito von Doderer. (= History of literature in studies and sources. Volume 16), Böhlau Verlag, Vienna 2011.
- Friederike Reents in her book review of Alexandra Kleinlercher's book (see previous individual reference): The diverse connection phantasies of an Austrian. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , No. 289, December 12, 2011, p. 26.
- Andreas Schindl: The "dear Poldilein" or "die Kress" for short. In: The Standard . Vienna, December 17, 2016, S. Album A 3.
- Andreas Weigel : Heimito von Doderer's Gars week. Printed (additionally with the first publication of a photograph showing Doderer and the Blauensteiner couple in their restaurant “Zur Stadt Paris”) in: Andreas Weigel: Stars in Gars. Create and enjoy. Richly illustrated history of the summer resort Gars-Thunau from its beginnings to the present. In: Stars in Gars. Create and enjoy. Artists in the summer. Published by the Museumsverein Gars, Zeitbrücke-Museum Gars (Gars 2017), ISBN 978-3-9504427-0-0 , pp. 9–174, here pp. 133–136.
- bibliographical information s. O.
- Grab it and pinch it. In: Der Spiegel. January 13, 1963.
- Ernst Bruckmüller: Pastrée, Clayton and Co. , in the magazine Der literäre Zaunkönig , No. 3/2013, p. 12 , published by Erika-Mitterer-Gesellschaft, Vienna
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- Literature by and about Heimito von Doderer in the catalog of the German National Library
- Works by and about Heimito von Doderer in the German Digital Library
- Heimito von Doderer in the literary archive of the Austrian National Library
- Entry on Heimito von Doderer in the Austria Forum (in the AEIOU Austria Lexicon )
- Entry on Heimito von Doderer in the database of the state's memory for the history of the state of Lower Austria ( Museum Niederösterreich )
- Entry about Heimito von Doderer ( memento from June 27, 2013 in the web archive archive.today ) on Literature in Context , a multilingual project of the University of Vienna (in German , archived from the original ).
- Annotated link collection of the university library of the FU Berlin ( Memento from August 9, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) (Ulrich Goerdten)
- Heimito von Doderer Memorial (PDF; 318 kB)
- Website of the Heimito von Doderer Society
- The Heimito von Doderer portal
- Archive recordings with and about Heimito von Doderer in the online archive of the Austrian Media Library
- Alban Nikolai Herbst : The Doderian Forced Act.
|SURNAME||Doderer, Heimito von|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Doderer, Franz Carl Heimito Ritter von (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 5, 1896|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vienna|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 23, 1966|
|Place of death||Vienna|