|born on||26 April 1863 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )|
|Place||Rastenburg, Germany, 54n05, 21e24|
|Timezone||LMT m21e24 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||05°51' 10°38 Asc. 02°48'|
German naturalist poet and dramatist.
In 1885 Holz's poetry collection, Buch der Zeit (book of time) won the Schiller Prize. Around this time, Holz was fascinated by Darwinism.
From 1888 onward Holz lived and worked together with translator and writer Johannes Schlaf. Together they developed a theory of "consistent naturalism" in their programmatic text "Art: its Nature and its Law". Later, they quarreled over revenue from the two plays, causing a break in their relations.
In 1898 Holz published his masterpiece, the poetry volume Phantasus, a work in which he displayed his linguistic virtuosity. The work describes the milieu of slighted hungry poets of Holz's own Wedding neighborhood in Berlin. Holz had worked on the poems throughout his creative life.
Two marriages, three sons.
He died 24 October 1929, Berlin.
Arno Müller, vol 2
- Vocation : Writers : Poet