Ludwig Fulda

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Ludwig Fulda

Ludwig Anton Salomon Fulda (July 7, 1862 – March 7, 1939) was a German playwright and a poet with a strong social commitment. He lived with Moritz Moszkowski's first wife Henriette, née Chaminade, younger sister of pianist and composer Cecile Chaminade.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born in Frankfurt. He was a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts and the first president of the PEN of Germany (1925–1932). He visited the United States in 1906 on the invitation of the Germanistic Society.[2] Due to being Jewish he was removed from his work by the Nazis in 1933. Fulda committed suicide in Berlin in 1939 when he was denied entry into the United States.[3]

Works[edit]

His creations use the relationships of his characters to develop the social and political issues of his time. Fulda's work include Der Talisman (1892), Jugendfreunde (1897) and Maskerade (1904). His novel Der Seeräuber was later freely adapted into the play The Pirate by S. N. Behrman.[4] Inspired by the story of Aladdin, he wrote Aladdin und die Wunderlampe. He also made numerous translations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lazaros C. Triarhou, Moritz Moszkowski, Vol. 67 No. 6 (2012), European Neurology. Accessdate: 10 June 2012
  2. ^ Mencken, Henry L. "Biographies". Mencken.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Lester, David (2005). Suicide and the Holocaust. Nova Publishers. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-59454-427-9. 
  4. ^ S. N. Behrman (1943-02-07). "A Tribute to Fulda". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 

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