Hauff, Wilhelm

Hauff, Wilhelm

 

Born Nov. 29, 1802, in Stuttgart; died there Nov. 18, 1827. German romantic writer.

Hauff studied theology at the University of Tübingen from 1820 to 1824. His talent was evidenced in the Fairy Tale Almanac (3 vols., 1826–28), in which, particularly in “The Story of Little Muk” and “The Cold Heart,” he combined a mastery of the Oriental and German folktale traditions with a keen interest in contemporary problems. His short stories, such as The Beggar-woman From the Pont des Arts (1826), and his historical novel Lichtenstein (1826; Russian translation, 1887), which is written in the manner of W. Scott, played a certain role in the development of critical realism in 19th-century German literature.

WORKS

Sämtliche Werke, vols. 1–4. Edited by W. Scheller. Leipzig [1956].
In Russian translation:
Skazki. Ivanovo, 1959.

REFERENCES

Istoriia nemetskoi literatury, vol. 3. Moscow, 1966.
Hofmann, H. W. Hauff. Frankfurt am Main, 1902.

A. A. GUGNIN

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