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Between too early and too late, there is never more than a moment.




Franz Werfel, 1890–1945, Czechoslovakian Bohemian Writer, Jacobowsky und der Oberst : Komödie einer Tragödie in drei Akten, 1945

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Franz Werfel
Franz Werfel
  • Born: September 10, 1890
  • Died: August 26, 1945
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Franz Viktor Werfel was an Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet whose career spanned World War I, the Interwar period, and World War II. He is primarily known as the author of The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1933, English tr. 1934, 2012), a novel based on events that took place during the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and The Song of Bernadette (1941), a novel about the life and visions of the French Catholic saint Bernadette Soubirous, which was made into a Hollywood film of the same name.

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