Richard Beer-Hofmann Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Harris, Kathleen and Sheirich, Richard M. "Richard Beer-Hofmann: A Bibliography." Modern Austrian Literature 15, No. 1 (1982): 1-60.

Comprehensive annotated bibliography of works by and about Beer-Hofmann; includes information about his correspondence and unpublished work, primarily from the personal collection of Beer-Hofmann's daughter, Miriam Beer-Hofmann-Lens.


Bermann, Tamar. "Richard Beer-Hofmann, 1866-1945." The Jewish Quarterly 14, No. 2 (Summer 1966): 37-39.

Appreciation of Beer-Hofmann on the centenary of his birth. Bermann deplores the fact that Beer-Hofmann's works have declined in popularity and urges a revival of interest in him.

Liptzin, Solomon. Richard Beer-Hofmann. New York: Block, 1936, 114 p.

Critical study.

—. "Richard Beer-Hofmann: A Biographical Essay," in Jacob's Dream: A Prologue, by Richard Beer-Hofmann. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1946, 188 p.

Overview of Beer-Hofmann's life and works.

Sheirich, Richard. "Frevel and der erhöhte Augenblick in Richard Beer-Hofmann: Reflections on a Biographical Problem." Modern Austrian Literature 13, No. 2 (1980): 1-16.

Interprets Beer-Hofmann's literary career in terms of two major biographical "givens": that Beer-Hofmann considered himself a prophet-poet whose calling was ordained by God and that his love for his wife, Paula, was linked to his poetic calling.

Additional coverage of Beer-Hofmann's life and career is contained in the following source published by Gale Research: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 81.