Ödön von Horváth

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Ödön (Edmund Josef) von Horváth (December 9, 1901 - June 1, 1938) was one of the most important German-language playwrights and authors of the twentieth century.


  • "Nichts gibt so sehr das Gefühl der Unendlichkeit als wie die Dummheit."
  • Translation: Nothing conveys the feeling of infinity as much as stupidity does.
    • Motto of Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Wood) (1931)

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