Bernard von Brentano

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Bernard von Brentano (born 15 October 1901 in Offenbach am Main, died 29 December 1964 in Wiesbaden) was a German writer, poet, playwright, storyteller, novelist, essayist and journalist.

Brentano was a son of the Hessian Interior and Justice Minister Otto von Brentano di Tremezzo and a brother of Clemens and Heinrich von Brentano.

Brentano became a member of the PEN-Club in 1920. He worked since 1925 in the Berlin office of the Frankfurter Zeitung. In 1933, he emigrated to Switzerland and his family lived in Küsnacht in Zurich. In 1949, he returned from exile back to Germany. He lived with his family in Wiesbaden.

Works[edit]

  • Über den Ernst des Lebens, 1929
  • Kapitalismus und schöne Literatur, 1930
  • Der Beginn der Barbarei in Deutschland, 1932
  • Berliner Novellen, 1934
  • Theodor Chindler, 1936
  • Prozess ohne Richter, 1937
  • Die ewigen Gefühle, 1939
  • Une Famille Allemande, 1939
  • Phädra, Drama, 1939
  • Tagebuch mit Büchern, 1943
  • August Wilhelm Schlegel, 1944
  • Goethe und Marianne von Willemer, 1945
  • Franziska Scheler, 1945
  • Martha und Maria, 1946
  • Streifzüge, 1947
  • Die Schwestern Usedom, 1948
  • Sophie Charlotte und Danckelmann, 1949
  • Du Land der Liebe, 1952

Literature[edit]

  • Konrad Feilchenfeldt:Afterword, in: Bernard von Brentano:Three prelates. Essays. Limes, Wiesbaden 1974th (Important for the Assessment of Brentano's later work)
  • Ulrike Hessler:Bernard von Brentano. A German writer without Germany. Tendencies of the novel between the Weimar Republic and in exile. Peter Lang, Frankfurt a.m. e.g. 1984th (= European university studies. I. 778th series)
  • German business publisher, AG (eds.), Handbook of the German Empire, Volume 1, Berlin, 1931