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Trakl, Georg
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(Feb 3, 1887, Salzburg – Nov 3, 1914, Krakow), Austrian poet, whose work, under a pall of pessimism and pervaded by enigmatic symbolism, left a permanent mark on German-language lyric poetry (Lyricism). Trakl, the fourth of seven children of Tobias Trakl, an ironmonger, and his wife Maria Catharina, grew up in Salzburg. He matriculated at the Staatsgymnasium there in 1897 but left without graduating in 1905 on account of poor grades. In the same year he began to work as a pharmaci…

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Hurst, Matthias, “Trakl, Georg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_125157>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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