Arno Holz

Holz, Arno (ärˈnō hôlts) [key], 1863–1929, German critic and poet. His influence as a founder of the German naturalist school and as a critic is more important than his work itself. He was particularly influential in the development of Hauptmann. Among his works are the realistic sketches Papa Hamlet (with Johannes Schlaf, 1889); the drama Die Familie Selicke (also with Schlaf, 1890); Die Kunst [art] (1891); and the poems Phantasus (1898–99).

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