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Loerke, Oskar
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(Mar 13, 1884, Jungen, Western Prussia – Feb 24, 1941, Berlin-Frohnau) studied German language and literature as well as history in Berlin (1903–1907). His first publication, Vineta, appeared in 1907. He undertook a number of journeys that were fruitful for his lyrical and prose writing: Harz 1908; Riesengebirge 1909; Paris 1910; the Vosges mountains and the Black Forest 1911; North Sea 1912; Algeria and Italy 1914. He published Wanderschaft, a collection of poems, in 1911. From 1909, he became acquainted with M. Buber, Emil Strauss, Alfred Mombert, G. Hauptmann, Wal…

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Michel, Christoph, “Loerke, Oskar”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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