Born June 21, 1862, in Querfurt; died there Feb. 2,1941. German writer.
Schlaf’studied at the universities of Halle and Berlin (1884–85). Together with A. Holz he wrote the short-story collection Papa Hamlet (1889) and the drama The Selicke Family (1890). These, along with Schlaf’s drama Master Oelze (1892), were fundamental works for the school of logical naturalism, which led to a deterioration of artistic form and an extremely narrow view of life.
WORKSIn Naturalismus, Dramen, Lyrik, Prosa, vols. 1–2. Edited by U. Münchow. Berlin-Weimar, 1970.
In Russian translation:
Vragi meshchanstva. [Moscow] 1906.
Veigand. St. Petersburg, 1907.