Holz, Arno

Holz, Arno är´nō 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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