Jakob Wassermann


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(Fürth, Nuremberg, 1873–1934, Alt-Aussee, Austria), after beginning a career in business, turned to journalism, working for a time on the editorial staff of Simplicissimus in Munich. In 1898 he moved to Vienna. For nearly forty years he was a successful novelist, popular both at home and abroad.


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