Molo, Walter von

Molo, Walter von

 

Born June 14, 1880, in Sternberk, Moravia; died Oct. 27, 1958, in Murnau, Upper Bavaria. German writer (Federal Republic of Germany).

Molo was born into a noble family. After 1933 he lived in seclusion on his estate. In his novels How They Became Masters of Their Fate (1906) and Dead Existence (1912), Molo presented scenes of dismal bourgeois reality. He was the author of novels about Luther, Schiller, and von Kleist. His novel God’s Apes (1950) deals with the threat of atomic war. Molo edited the selected works of foreign authors, including N. V. Gogol.

WORKS

Gesammelte Werke, 3 vols. Munich, 1924.
Wo ich Frieden fand: Erlebnisse und Erinnerungen. Munich [1959].

REFERENCES

V. Z.“Val’ter fon Molo: ’Narod probuzhdaetsia.’” [Review.] Sovremennyi zapad, 1924, book 1.
Grosser, J. F. G. Die grosse Kontroverse: Ein Briefwechsel urn Deutsch-land. Hamburg [1963].
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