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Kafka, Franz(Encyclopedia)Kafka, Franz fränts käf´kä [key], 1883–1924, German-language novelist, b. Prague. Along with Joyce, Kafka is perhaps the most influential of 20th-century writers. From a middle-class Jewish fami...
Brod, Max(Encyclopedia)Brod, Max mäx brd [key], 1884–1968, Israeli writer and composer, b. Prague. Brod is best known for his historical novels, written in German, notably The Redemption of Tycho Brahe (1916, tr. 1928)...
Rosenzweig, Franz(Encyclopedia)Rosenzweig, Franz fränts r´zntsvkh [key], 1886–1929, German-Jewish philosopher, b. Kassel. As a youth he was thoroughly trained in German philosophy and, after a near conversion to Christi...
Vranitzky, Franz(Encyclopedia)Vranitzky, Franz fräns vränt´sk [key], 1937–, Austrian political leader, chancellor of Austria (1986–97), b. Vienna. After receiving a doctorate in economics he became a banker (1961–70)....
Werfel, Franz(Encyclopedia)Werfel, Franz fränts vr´fl [key], 1890–1945, Austrian writer, b. Prague. He expressed his belief in the brotherhood of man in lyric verse, in expressionist and conventional plays, and in novel...
West, Franz(Encyclopedia)West, Franz, 1947–2012, Austrian artist, known especially for his eccentric and fanciful sculpture, studied Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna. He first became known in the 1970s for his adaptives, rel...
Boas, Franz(Encyclopedia)Boas, Franz b´z, –s [key], 1858–1942, German-American anthropologist, b. Minden, Germany, Ph.D. Univ. of Kiel, 1881. He joined an expedition to Baffin Island in 1883 and initiated his field...
Franz, Robert(Encyclopedia)Franz, Robert r´brt fränts [key], 1815–92, German composer of about 350 lieder, intimate songs, usually in strophic form. The first of them (pub. 1843) drew warm praise from Schumann. Franz ch...
Franz Joseph(Encyclopedia)Franz Joseph, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary: see Francis Joseph.
Liszt, Franz(Encyclopedia)Liszt, Franz fränts lst [key], 1811–86, Hungarian composer and pianist. Liszt was a revolutionary figure of romantic music and was acknowledged as the greatest pianist of his time. He made his de...
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