Gerhart Hauptmann

Literary Birthday – 15 November – Gerhart Hauptmann

Gerhart Hauptmann was born 15 November 1862, and died 6 June 1946.

Six Quotes

  1. Poetry evokes out of words the resonance of the primordial world.
  2. Experience is the basis of poetry.
  3. Art is a language, therefore, a social function.
  4. Power encompasses patience. Impatience speaks about weakness.
  5. Music comes from the heart and should reach the heart again.
  6. Life is an unbroken chain of discoveries.

Gerhart Hauptmann was a German dramatist and novelist. He was one of the most important promoters of literary naturalism. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912. His Three Plays: The Weavers, Hannele, The Beaver Coat are representative of an important period in twentieth- century drama.

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Posted on: 15th November 2014