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Horváth, Ödön von 1901-1938

Works: 1,063 works in 3,820 publications in 10 languages and 26,770 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Fiction  History  Chronologies  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Biography  Satire 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Other, Honoree, Interviewee, Performer, Lyricist
Classifications: PT2617.O865, 832.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ödön von Horváth
The age of the fish, a novel by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

263 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in exile while in flight from the Nazis, this dark, bizarre evocation of everyday life under fascism is available for the first time in thirty years. This last book by Ödön von Horváth, one of the 20th-century's great but forgotten writers, is a dark fable about guilt, fate, and the individual conscience. An unnamed narrator in an unnamed country is a schoolteacher with "a safe job with a pension at the end of it." But, when he reprimands a student for a racist comment, he is accused of "sabotage of the Fatherland," and his students revolt. A murder follows, and the teacher must face his role in it, even if it costs him everything. Horváth's book both points to its immediate context--the brutalizing conformity of a totalitarian state, the emptiness of faith in the time of the National Socialists--and beyond, to the struggles of individuals everywhere against societies that offer material security in exchange for the abandonment of one's convictions. Reminiscent of Camus' The Stranger in its themes and its style, Youth Without God portrays a world of individual ruthlessness and collective numbness to the appeals of faith or morality. And yet, a commitment to the truth lifts the teacher and a small band of like-minded students out of this deepening abyss. It's a reminder that such commitment did exist in those troubled times--indeed, they're what led the author to flee Germany, first for Austria, and then France, where he met his death in a tragic accident, just two years after the publication of Youth Without God. Long out of print, this new edition resurrects a bracing and still-disturbing vision."--Publisher's website
Ein Kind unserer Zeit : Roman by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

131 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ödön von Horváth wurde am 09.12.1901 in Fiume (Rijeka) als Edmund Josef von Horváth geboren; er starb am 01.06.1938 in Paris. 1902 zieht die Familie nach Belgrad um, 1908 nach Budapest. Als sein Vater 1909 nach München versetzt wird, bleibt Ödön in Budapest. 1913 zieht er zu seinen Eltern und lernt erstmals die deutsche Sprache. In Wien macht er 1919 an einem Privatgymnasium Abitur und schreibt sich noch im selben Jahr an der Universität München ein, wo er bis zum Wintersemester 1921/22 psychologische, literatur-, theater- und kunstwissenschaftliche Seminare besucht. Horváth beginnt 1920 zu schreiben. Ab 1923 lebt er vor allem in Berlin, Salzburg und bei seinen Eltern im oberbayrischen Murnau
Faith, hope, and charity : a little dance of death in five acts by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

103 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small, seemingly harmless, fib leads to disastrous consequences for a young woman
Kasimir und Karoline by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

139 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kasimir und Karoline wurde 1932 uraufgeführt und gehört zur Reihe der großen Volksstücke Ödön von Horváths, die seine Stellung als moderner Klassiker der deutschsprachigen Dramatik begründeten. Die Edition von Kasimir und Karoline bildet den Auftakt der auf 18 Bände angelegten Wiener Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke Ödön von Horváths. Nach etablierten editorischen Standards herausgegeben, rekonstruiert der Band die Genese des Textes, die sich über zwei Vorarbeiten und fünf Konzeptionen erstreckt. Die Vorarbeiten legen den gemeinsamen Kern des Stückes mit dem später entstandenen Glaube Liebe Hoffnung genauso offen wie die Verwandtschaft der ersten Einfälle mit seinem großen Erfolg Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald von 1931. In den Konzeptionen lässt sich die minutiöse Detailarbeit des Autors genauso nachvollziehen wie seine moderne Schreibtechnik, bei der er bereits erarbeitetes Material mittels einer Cut-and-Paste-Technik in immer neue Fassungszusammenhänge montiert. Die letzte Konzeption versammelt umfängliches Textmaterial zur Adaptierung des Stückes für die Uraufführung, das Horváths Konflikte und ästhetische Divergenzen mit seinem Regisseur Francesco de Mendelssohn sichtbar werden lässt. Der Band bietet einen fast vollständigen Abdruck des umfangreichen genetischen Materials zu Kasimir und Karoline, das mittels Faksimiles und einer leicht verständlichen Transkriptionsweise übersichtlich dargestellt und von einem ausführlichen genetischen Kommentar begleitet wird. Eigens entwickelte innovative Simulationsgrafiken machen das Montageverfahren Horváths bei der Erstellung seiner Typoskripte anschaulich nachvollziehbar
Tales from the Vienna Woods by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

137 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated Fall 1978
Der ewige Spiesser by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

112 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important, never-before-translated work by a major yet overlooked mid-20th century writer, is a brutally funny look at the human comedy on the eve of Europe's descent into Fascism. A classic, prescient work of pre-WWII literature by a major Weimar author about a young man who is a failed used car salesman. In search of another means to live the high life, he decides to travel by train from Berlin to Madrid to see the World's Fair--and hopefully meet a beautiful, rich woman who will provide for his every whim. It's a highly stylized, and at times raucously funny, tale of the almost-absurd: a dark and satiric look at Europeans, and especially Germans, from all levels of society on the brink of cataclysmic Fascism. And as such, it is, perhaps, the most significant work of this important writer's oeuvre. Von Horváth's work fearlessly tried to warn of the dangers of rising fascism and the militarization of Europe (which led to his having to flee Germany and Austria suc- cessively). His characters here are adrift in their acquisitive desires, making them vulnerable to the manipulations and propaganda of the State--and making this novel brilliantly foresightful in its understanding of politics and human nature at a crucial point in modern European history"--
Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

73 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Juan comes back from the war : a play by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in German and English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Juan's back from the War and he's got some catching up to do. Berlin is crumbling, but after years of abstinence, the Don is ready for more of the debauchery that once made his name. Amidst political and economic upheaval, Don Juan finds himself increasingly at odds with the man he used to be. Is this notorious lothario about to experience a sudden change of heart?Ödön von Horváth's startling tale of displacement and isolation in the aftermath of the Great War is presented in a bold new adaptation by award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan. Five Stars WhatsOnTheFringe<br
Gesammelte Werke by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early 20th-century German plays( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three playwrights and four dramas of this volume, expertly introduced and edited by Margaret Herzfeld-Sander, show remarkable characteristics that would become fully integrated into modern and postmodern drama
Sladek by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

52 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In den beiden Fassungen von Sladek behandelt Horváth die Problematik der nationalistischen Geheimbünde in der Weimarer Republik. In Italienische Nacht stellt er Konflikte zwischen Sozialdemokraten und Faschisten in einer bayerischen Kleinstadt a
Italienische Nacht by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

66 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figaro lässt sich scheiden by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

49 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the backdrop of a classic plot, Ödön von Horváths comedy Figaro Gets a Divorce (written between 1934 and 1936) treats highly explosive topics of his time such as revolution and emigration. This text edition documents the complete creation process of the play, which is closely interwoven with the creation process of Don Juan Comes Back from the War. The differences between the "original version" in 13 scenes and the final version in 9 scenes show exemplarily how difficult it was for Horváth to comment on the current political developments directly.Nicole Streitler, Literaturarchiv der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Österreich
Stücke by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

23 editions published between 1951 and 1981 in German and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Juan kommt aus dem Krieg by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Unbekannte aus der Seine und andere Stücke by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der jüngste Tag und andere Stücke by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in German and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald. : Volksstück in 3 Teilen. by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in German and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Spiessern, Kleinbürgern und Angestellten by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in German and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der jüngste Tag : ein Dorf ohne Männer by Ödön von Horváth( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Early 20th-century German plays
Alternative Names
Chorbat, Enten 1901-1938

Chorbat, Enten fon 1901-1938

Chorvat, Ėden fon 1901-1938

Chorvat, Jod'on fon 1901-1938

Edmundus von Horváth

Horvat, Eden fon 1901-1938

Horvath, E. v. 1901-1938

Horvath, Edmund.

Horváth, Edmund Josef

Horváth, Edmund Josef von.

Horváth, Edmund Josef von 1901-1938

Horváth, Edmund Joseph von

Horvath, Edmund Joseph von 1901-1938

Horváth, Edmund 'Ödön' Josef von 1901-1938

Horváth, Edmund von 1901-1938

Horvath, O.

Horváth, Ödön

Horváth, Ödön 1901-1938

Horvath Odon de 1901-1938

Horváth, Ödön J. M. von 1901-1938

Horváth, Ödön v 1901-1938

Horváth Ödon von

Horváth, Ödön von 1901-1938

Horvath, Oedoen 1901-1938

Horvath, Oedoen von

Horváth, Oedoen von 1901-1938

Horváth, Oedön von 1901-1938

Horvāts, Ēdens fon 1901-1938

Horwath Odon de 1901-1938

Ödön von Horváth austriacki dramatopisarz i prozaik

Ödön von Horváth austrian dramatic and writer

Ödön von Horváth drammaturgo e scrittore austriaco

Ödön von Horváth écrivain autrichien

Ödön von Horváth Hongaars auteur

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Ödön von Horváth Rakouský dramatik a spisovatel

Von Horváth Ödon

Von Horváth, Ödön 1901-1938

Von Horvath, Oedoen

Йодьон фон Хорват

Хорват, Эдён фон

Хорват, Эден фон 1901-1938

אדן פון הורבאט

הורבאט, אדן פון 1901-1938

הורבט, אדן פון 1901-1938

פון הורבאט, אדמונד ג'וזף 1901-1938

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외된 폰 호르바트

호르바트, 외된 폰 1901-1938

호르베트, O. V. 1901-1938


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German (1,209)

English (74)

French (54)

Hungarian (3)


Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Danish (1)

Persian (1)

Greek, Modern (1)

Faith, hope, and charity : a little dance of death in five actsKasimir und KarolineTales from the Vienna WoodsDer ewige SpiesserEarly 20th-century German playsFigaro lässt sich scheiden