Otto Julius Bierbaum

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BornOtto Julius Bierbaum_header_cell_0_1_0 28 June 1865 (1865-06-28)

Grünberg, Province of Silesia, Kingdom of PrussiaOtto Julius Bierbaum_cell_0_1_1

DiedOtto Julius Bierbaum_header_cell_0_2_0 1 February 1910(1910-02-01) (aged 44)

Kötzschenbroda, Kingdom of Saxony, German EmpireOtto Julius Bierbaum_cell_0_2_1

OccupationOtto Julius Bierbaum_header_cell_0_3_0 Writer, poet, journalistOtto Julius Bierbaum_cell_0_3_1
LanguageOtto Julius Bierbaum_header_cell_0_4_0 GermanOtto Julius Bierbaum_cell_0_4_1
GenreOtto Julius Bierbaum_header_cell_0_5_0 Fiction, poetry, journalismOtto Julius Bierbaum_cell_0_5_1

Otto Julius Bierbaum (28 June 1865 – 1 February 1910) was a German writer. Otto Julius Bierbaum_sentence_0

Bierbaum was born in Grünberg, Silesia. Otto Julius Bierbaum_sentence_1

After studying in Leipzig, he became a journalist and editor for the journals Die freie Bühne, Pan and Die Insel. Otto Julius Bierbaum_sentence_2

His literary work was varied. Otto Julius Bierbaum_sentence_3

As a poet he used forms like the Minnesang or the folksong and the Anacreontics style. Otto Julius Bierbaum_sentence_4

In 1897 Bierbaum published his novel Stilpe which inspired Ernst von Wolzogen to establish, in 1901, the first cabaret venue ever in Berlin, the Überbrettl . Otto Julius Bierbaum_sentence_5

His novel Zäpfel Kerns Abenteuer was an adaptation of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. Otto Julius Bierbaum_sentence_6

Bierbaum's final novel, Yankeedoodlefahrt, was published in 1909 and is the source of the winged words "Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht" ("Humor is when you laugh anyway"), which has become a proverb in modern German. Otto Julius Bierbaum_sentence_7

Bierbaum died at Kötzschenbroda near Dresden. Otto Julius Bierbaum_sentence_8


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