The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Bahr, Hermann

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Bahr, Hermann
Edition of 1920. See also Hermann Bahr on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

BAHR, Hermann, Austrian author and journalist: b. Linz 1863. He studied in Vienna, Gratz, Czernowitz and Berlin, devoting special attention to philosophy, political economy and law. In 1890 he became associate editor of Berliner Freie Bühne, and later became associate editor and critic of the Deutsche Zeitung. In 1894 he began publication of Die Zeit, and was also editor of the Neue Wiener Tagblatt and the Oesterreichische Volkszeitung. He was appointed manager of the Berlin Deutsches Theater in 1906. His critical works include ‘Zur Kritik der Moderne’ (1890); ‘Die Ueberwindung des Naturalismus’ (1891); ‘Neue Studien’ (1891); ‘Bildung’ (1900); ‘Secession’ (1900); ‘Premièren’ (1902); and ‘Dialog vom Tragischen’ (1903). His plays are ‘Die neuen Menschen’ (1887); ‘Die Mutter’ (1891); ‘Die häusliche Fran’ (1893); ‘Der Apostel’ (1901); ‘Der Krampus’ (1902); ‘Der Meister’ (1904); ‘Sanna’ (1905); ‘Die Andere’ (1905); ‘Das Konzert’ (1909); ‘Die Kinder’ (1911); ‘Das Prinzip’ (1912). He has written the following novels: ‘Die gute Schule’ (1890); ‘Dora’ (1893); ‘Neben der Liebe’ (1893); and ‘Stimmen des Bluts’ (1909). Another work, ‘Die Einsichtslosigkeit des Herrn Schäffle’ (1886) is of a political nature; he published also a volume of ‘Essays’ (1912).