Ernst Toller

Ernst Toller

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ernst Toller (1 December 1893-22 May 1939) was a left-wing German playwright, best known for his Expressionist plays and serving as President of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic, for six days. Ernst Toller was born in Samotschin, Poznan, Poland under Preussian occupation) in 1893 into a Jewish family. At the outbreak of World War I, he volunteered for military duty, spent thirteen months on the Western Front, and suffered a complete physical and psychological collapse. His first drama, Transformation (Die Wandlung), was to be inspired by his wartime experiences. Toller was involved in the 1919 Bavarian Soviet Republic, along with other leading anarchists - such as B. Traven and Gustav Landauer - and communists. Toller served as President from April 6 to April 12. The republic was short-lived and was defeated by right-wing forces. Toller was imprisoned for his part in the revolution.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136655403
  • 9786136655406