Alexander Lernet-Holenia

Austria (1897 - 1976)

Alexander Lernet-Holenia was born in Vienna in 1897. He served in the Austro-Hungarian army in the First World War and became a protégé of Rainer Maria Rilke. During his life he wrote poetry, novels, plays and was a successful screenwriter. His uneasy relationship with the National Socialist Party resulted in his removal from prominence in 1944, but after the end of the Second World War, he again became a vital figure in Austrian cultural life. He died in 1976.
   Mona Lisa (1937)
Anthologies containing stories by Alexander Lernet-Holenia
Short stories
The Jet-Propelled Couch (1954)
Baron Bagge (1956)