Anton Wildgans

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Anton Wildgans (17 April 1881–3 May 1932) was an Austrian poet and playwright. He was born in Vienna, and died in Mödling.

His works, in which realism, neo-romanticism and expressionism mingle, focus on the drama of daily life.

One of his teachers was the Austrian Jewish philosopher Wilhelm Jerusalem. Wildgans was the mentor of writer Albert Drach.

The Wildganshof, a residential development in the 3rd District of Vienna, is named after him.

Selected works[edit]

  • Armut ("Poverty"), drama, 1914
  • Liebe ("Love"), drama, 1916
  • Dies Iræ, drama, 1918
  • Sämtliche Werke ("Complete Works"), 1948. Historical-critical edition in 8 volumes edited by Lilly Wildgans with the collaboration of Otto Rommel. Vienna/Salzburg: Gemeinschaftsverlag Bellaria/Pustet, 1948