Ernst von Wolzogen  

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Ernst von Wolzogen (April 23, 1855 - August 30, 1934) was a cultural critic, a writer and a founder of Cabaret in Germany.


Wolzogen came from a noble Austrian family; he studied Literature, Philosophy, and the history of art in Strasbourg and Leipzig. In 1882, he went to Berlin where he worked as an editor at a publishing house and later became an independent writer. From 1892 to 1899, he lived in Munich where he founded the Freie Literarische Gesellschaft, a literary society. In 1899, he returned in Berlin where he established the Cabaret Überbrettl, a play on Nietzsche term Übermensch. After its closure in 1905, he returned to Darmstadt.


  • 1879 Um 13 Uhr in der Christnacht
  • 1885 Wilkie Collins: Ein Biographisch-Kritischer Versuch, Biography
  • 1886 Heiteres und Weiteres, Poetry
  • 1887 Thüringer Roman
  • 1890 Die tolle Komteß, Novel
  • 1890 Er photographiert, Comedy
  • 1892 Das Lumpengesindel, Tragic comedy
  • 1894 Das gute Krokodil und andere Geschichten
  • 1897 Der Kraft-Mayr, Novel
  • 1897 Die Gloria-Hose, Short Story
  • 1899 Das dritte Geschlecht, Novel
  • 1901 Feuersnot, Opera, Music by Richard Strauß
  • 1905 Verse aus meinem Leben
  • 1923 Wie ich mich ums Leben brachte (Autobiography; anti-Semitic)

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