Ernst Jandl

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Birthday
1, 1925
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jun 9, 2000 (74)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1925
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jun 9, 2000 (74)

About

Austrian experimental poet, author, translator, and recipient of the 1984 Grand Austrian State Prize. His well-known poems include "Sprechblasen," "Idyllen," and "Laut und Luise."

Before Fame

He was born in Vienna, Austria. He received his first literary award, the prestigious Horspielpreis der Kriegsblinden, in 1969.

Trivia

His German language poems are characterized by word play. Some of his poems, for example, were composed using words containing only one vowel.

Family Life

He and fellow Austrian poet Friederike Mayrocker were life partners.

Associated With

He translated works by Gertrude Stein into German.