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J54                    MODERN  GERMAN  LITERATURE

Of the Austrian lyric poets, HANS NUCHTKRN (i 896- ) has written
many volumes of verse, from IP/V /;;/r'jr font ron nngefdbr (1915) to
Zmschen den Zitfm (1950). JOHANN GI*XI-RT\S (1903* ) form is
throughout traditional, as in his first book of verse IrdhckeLitanei
(1945). Das JLf/w; dcs Ala/ers Vincent iwi Go$: Him Dicbtung in 70
Ereignhsw (1945) points forward to that familiarity with the paint-
ers of all lands and all ages which is to be the mark ofOberaUauf
nnsmrErde (1951); typical is ftor;//^r/^f/A which drastically re-
produces Breughel in the manner of Verhaeren's \j?s flawantles but
also Flanders as Verhacren knew it. Of the women poets of Austria
KATHK BRAi'N-PRAGKR (1888- ) is equally painter and poet, and
therefore it is natural that the landscape moods of her native land
should be visioncd in her verse; this is true even of the section
England 1939-?949* written while an exile, which we find in her
volume of selected poems Stern //// Sebnw (i 949); even in the poem
Kochin in der I're/tide she sees the snow-capped mountains when she
spreads sugar on food, She has taken over the doctrine of her
brother Felix Braun that 'living is loving', and this is the inspira-
tion of her extensive anthology (verse and prose) IJcbe: Das Mass
der Uebe isf Ueben ohm Mtiss (195^) as it is of the companion
anthology, compiled in collaboration with her brother, Das Bwb
derMfffter (1954)* KEIKA Mtrn^MR (1906- ) began with Dank dts
Ltbens (1930, which includes her world-famous correspondence
in verse with Rilke. She is best known for her novels (HShensonm^
1933; Der FSrst der Wdtt 1940; Wfir sind alltin^ 1945; Die nacktt
Wahfhlt^ 1951). HERMEN VOK KLKHBOHN (*9o8- ) after her Gtdichte
(1947) established herself as an essayist and translator (Rimbaud,
etc.), The inspiration of CHRISTINE LAVANT'S (1915- ) DitBettto-
schale (1956) is strongly Catholic in its refined symbolism* Of the
same age is CHRISTINE sum (1915- ), who has firmly fixed her
reputation with ]&br urn ]&br (1950); Der Rtyfnlwm (^952); Lamps
tmdDelphm (195 5), as a still younger poetess, XNGKBORG BACHMANN
(1926- ) has done with her Di* ffstt&ukte '/tit (1953)5 Aiwtfw&fa
grosstn Baren, and Die Stbwnt d$r V$$l (1958),