Alfons von Czibulka

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For the Hungarian composer, see Alphons Czibulka.

Alfons Freiherr von Czibulka, or Alfons Cibulka (born 28 June 1888, Ratboř Castle (Schloss Radborsch) near Kolín, Bohemia – died 22 October 1969, Munich) was a Czech-Austrian writer and painter. (Pseudonym A. von Birnitz)[1]

Czibulka was the son of general Freiherr Hubert von Czibulka and Marie von Birnitz. In 1919 he co-founded the magazine Der Orchideengarten with Karl Hans Strobl, a fantasy magazine which also published some science fiction and detective stories.[2][3]

In the Third Reich he received the "Literary Prize of the City Munich" in 1938.[4]

Literary works[edit]

  • Die grossen Kapitäne (biography, 1923)
  • Prinz Eugen (biography, 1927)
  • Der Münzturm (novel, 1936)
  • Der Kerzlmacher von St. Stephan (novel, 1937)
  • Das Abschiedskonzert (novel, 1944)
  • Reich mir die Hand, mein Leben (novel, 1956)

References[edit]

  1. ^ AEIOU Encyclopedia (German)
  2. ^ Paijmans, Theo. "Garden of Orchids". The Black Sun. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Sam Moskowitz, "Setting the Record Straight: A Response to Sam Lundwall's 'Adventures in the Pulp Jungles'". Foundation 36, (pp.57-67). Summer 1986.
  4. ^ NS-Literaturpreise für österreichische Autoren: eine Dokumentation, von Helga Mitterbauer, Boehlau Wien, 1998, ISBN 3205982045