Schlaf, Johannes

Schlaf, Johannes

 

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.

WORKS

In 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.

REFERENCE

Jegensdorf, L. Die spekulative Deutung und poetische Darstellung der Natur im Werk von J. Schlaf. (Dissertation.) [Bochum, 1969.] (Contains bibliography.)
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