Hermann Ungar chronology and bibliography Date Notes
Born April 20th Boskovice 1893
Educated at home 1903-5
K & K II German State grammar school in Brno 1905-11
Goes to Berlin, Friedrich-Wilhelms-University to study Oriental languages 1911
Meets life-long friends Gustav Krojanker and Ludwig Pinner via Hasmonaea  1912
Falls in love with cousin Blanka Totis, daughter of Aunt Fanny (Emil Ungar's sister) 1912
Transfers to Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich to study Law and National Economy summer 1912 only lasts two semesters
Transfers to Prague, K&K German Karl-Ferdinand University, continues Law and State Sciences summer 1913 as a result of feeling an 'outsider' in the Bavarian context
Joins Zionist group Barissia summer 1913
Becomes President of Barissia summer 1914
Enlists in Imperial  Army, K&K Field Artillery Regiment No. 5 in Brno (Peace Station) August 25 1914
Posted from Brno or Josephstadt to Lobositz (Lovosice)  Mar-15
Sent into battle for the last phases of the German and Austrian offensive against Russia in Eastern Galicia and Volhynia.  August 14 1915
Promoted to Cadet of the Reserve and commanded an Artillery Reconnaissance troop  August 20 1915
Posted from Brno or Josephstadt to Lobositz (Lovosice)  ? only writing to have been preserved from Prague student period
Admitted into the K&K Mob.Res.Hospital 5/3 located at the time in Zaloscze, around 15 km from Podcamia w muscular rheumatism Oct 1915; discharged Nov 3
Poems (no longer in existence) sent from the front to Max Brod to be given to Siegmund Kaznelson,  editor of the Prague Zionist Selbstwehr (Self –Defence) for publication under the pseudonym ‘Sum’ 1915-16
 Artillery Scout , temporarily assigned to the 3rd Battery of the newly formed K&K Field Canon Regiment No. 51,  based in Bukowina took part in the initially successful defence battles over the New Year in front of the town gates of Czernowitz Towards the end 1915
Breaks his leg Dec 24 1915
Silver Medal for Bravery,  2nd Class Jan 13 1916
Promoted retrospectively to Lieutenant of the Reserve mid 1916
K&K Reserve Hospital No. 1, where his sister Gerta worked together with Blanka Totis, his girlfriend  Dec-3 June 1916
Returns to Reserve Battery  in Koeniggraetz to Feb 1917
Transferred as officer back to the battlefield with  the Armoury Company of the Field Canon Regiment No. 10, Lublin Feb 26 1917
Declared ‘unfit for front duties at present’ May 15 1917
Spent summer on judicial administration duties at reserve battery in Koeniggraetz  summer 1917
 Issued  Absolutorium on January 16th, 1917 ; passed w 'good' overall marks Judicial State Examination on November 26, just three months after his field service ended.  November 28th,  passed the legal-historic Rigorosum I (Roman, canonistic and German Law) with ‘adequate’ Nov-17
Experiences Russian Revolution  1917
Breaks with Blanka & has breakdown end 1917
‘currently unfit for service in the field, but suitable for administration duties’,  Dec 5 1917
‘currently unfit for field service, suitable for administration duties’. Aassigned to the reserve battalion Feb 22nd 1918
Treaty of Brest-Litowsk  March 3rd 1918
Finished  studies in Law and State Sciences in Prague while living in Vienna: March 21st passed  State Science State Examination, March 23rd the State Science Rigorosum II with ‘satisfactory’ (General and Austrian State Law, Civil Law and Political Economics), April 27th by the Judicial Rigorosum III (Civil, Commercial and Exchange Laws)  with ‘satisfactory' Feb-April 1918 it was common for officers to continue their studies when between commissions; and Ungar had lots of rehabilitation leave even if officially posted
Graduation Ceremony in Karolinum ballroom. Ungar, introduced by mentor Professor Robert von Mayr-Harting and elevated to Doctor of Dual Laws (JUDr). April 29th 1918 
Promoted to First Lieutenant in the Reserves and spends all May in Boskovice May 1  1918
Another super-arbitration - declared unfit for troop service until November May 27 1918
Stationed in Koeniggraetz/Brno and writes Jewish novel (destroyed) 
Crisis/turning point: On July 22,  in the middle of the novel,  admitted to the K&K Reserve Hospital  No. 2 in Pardubitz, south of Koeniggraetz, where  ‘nervous complaint’  diagnosed.   Released from military service in Koeniggraetz after discharge from hospital and initially returned to Brno (perhaps even to Boskowitz), probably at the end of August July-August 1918
Our Future appeared in the August edition of Barissia Leaflet in the section called The Convent Aug-18
Starts  at Dr Arthur Froeschl’s Solicitors, Prague, but goes to Vienna before returning in November   September 1, 1918 
in Vienna mid September
 Czechoslovakian Republic was created  October 28, 1918 
Moves to Prague November 24 1918
Allocated to Czech Artillery Regiment No. 11 in Kaschau, Slovakia; discharged finally 1920 1918-20
Sanatorium and Letter to a Woman short stories published July & Sept1919 Prager Tageblatt
Completes Boys and Murderers  (Story of a Murder and A Man and a Maid) 1919
Gives up as Lawyer and embarks on 'Literary Studies' May 1  1919
Goes to Eger (Cheb) for 1919/20 season at Town Theatre  autumn 1919-spring1920
Back to Prague, works German Escompte Company for Industry and Trade (a bank) March - Sept 1920
Hands in notice at Escompte bank, stays in Prague till end 1920 Sept.-Dec 1920
Starts writing The Maimed end 1920 contains much detail from his boring job at the Bank
Boys and Murderers published late summer 1920 Story of a Murder  and A Man and A Maid; Thomas Mann reviews favourably in the May 29th 1921 edition of the Berlin Vossische Zeitung; E.P. Tal & Co in Vienna
Meets Dr F Havlicek in Vienna, a Czech diplomat who persuades him to move w him to Berlin in 1921 1920
Anti-Semitic and anti-German riots in Prague November 16-20, led by Czechs  1920
The Dream 1921 in Boys and Murderers, Twisted Spoon Press, Prague 2006; first pub in Berlin Boersen-Courier by benefactor Emil Faktor
Moves to Berlin as Diplomat in Czech embassy Jan-21
Contacts Thomas Mann Mar-21
Visits Garmisch Partenkirchen on leave, then prob goes on to see Thomas Mann in Munich to discuss The Maimed Sep-21 Visits Otto Flake and meets up  w Ella Kahn, Krojanka's later wife; spends time in sanatorium for  'stressed nervous condition'
Promoted to Consulate Attaché Sept. 14 1922
Becomes ill w flu, travelled to Dresden at Camill Hoffmann’s suggestion, to recuperate at Dr Lahmann’s sanatorium on the ‘White Stag’ the most famous high-society natural health resort.  Dec 1921- Jan 1922
Travels to Italy to recuperate Apr-22 Journey reflected in Colbert's Journey: Florence, Fiesole, Rome, Naples intended to publish Diary of Travels in Italy, but only 2 excerpts survive, pub later in The Three Rings (1932)
Meets Czech painter and graphic artist Othon Coubine (Otokar Kubin) (1883-1969),  probably already knew from Boskowitz or Prague. Apr-22 some traits of the Francophile Czech Coubine are reflected in the painter Ferdinant in The Arbour – for here was someone who was capable of creating great works, dedicating himself purely ‘to his art’ like Michelangelo and Raffael (declared idols of Coubine), far from the ‘haemorrhoidal world’. To see the world with Coubine’s eyes – what happiness! And which pain – to understand it as a city civil servant and to bear the weight! Just ‘a dead man on holiday’!
2nd edition of Boys and Murderers 1922
Colbert’s Journey written & published Aug-22  Rudolf Kayser included the novel in the August edition of  New Panorama, the most reputable German literary journal, a short while later, in October, it appeared in Prague’s liberal Tribuna, the mouthpiece of the Jewish-Czech assimilated, reproduced by Jarmila Haasovas, who became acquainted with Ungar via Egon Erwin Kisch.  Both publications provide evidence of the respect gained by the young author with his first book. 
Meets and marries Margarete Weiss, nee Stransky Nov 30 1922 Camill Hoffman witness
The Maimed published Nov-22  Rowohlt Verlag, Berlin, print run 5000; repub 1973
Otto Pick incorporated the introductory chapter of The Maimed in its original form, in the print-ready first person singular (I-form) (The Bank Employee), into his Collective Book called German Novelists from Czechoslovakia (Heris-Verlag).  end Dec 1922 reprinted in the Prague publication Truth (1929), in Joachim Schreck’s anthology Story of a Murder (1987), also the reprints of the version of the novel in Manfred Linke’s Collection of Selected Works (1971) and in Hannes Schwenger’s Office-Story-Anthology People in the Office (1984).
Suffers writers block whole 1923 Ungar’s sole article published in 1923 appeared in the Prager Tagesblatt  December 22 in the form of the regular report from the Berlin correspondent; plus an open letter to the old and new Barissia fraternities published in the Barissia Newsletter
Visits Italy again June-July 1923
Thomas Michael Ungar born October 25 1923
Spends summer at Marienbad writing Murder of Capt. Hanika summer 1924
Wife and son move to Berlin Sep-24 delay caused by inflation and unstable financial situation in Europe
The Fragment 1924 In 1924 the final chapter from The Maimed appeared in the first year’s issue of the short-lived Rowohlt monthly newsletter Verse and Prose. This final chapter, reworked by Franx Hessel and given the working title Fragment, had actually been edited out of the book by Ungar, as an open end was, in his opinion, more effective
Ist book review in Prager Tageblatt 13-Jul-24  on the unusual and forgotten Lux in tenebris lucet(Berlin: Mosaik 1924) written by the Prague author Johannes Haase, a fleeting acquaintance of Ungar
The Brothers  August 17 1924 in Berliner Boerser Zeitung (from Boys and Murderers), then gives to Jan Grmela to translate into Czech (completed in 1925?)
The Murder of Captain Hanika  1925 Social Outcasts: Crimes of the Present Day printed by the Berlin publishing house Die Schmiede
Tulip September 11 1925 Berliner Tageblatt on September 11th 
Four theatre and music reviews penned by him appeared in the Prager Tagblatt 1925 Prager Tageblatt September: Teresina (controversial); Back to Methuselah (GBS); Lady Fanny and the Question of Servants (Jerome K Jerome)  For You, & The Glass Slipper (Molnar)Commissioned by Max Brod
The revelations in the playwright’s manuscripts: Manuscript of a Playwrite (on Thomas Mann) October 30 1925 in Willy Haas's Literary World
Capt. Hanika translated into Czech Feb-March 1926 appeared in daily instalments from February 25th until March 13th 1926 in the Brno Lidove noviny.
Annual leave in Jamnitz/Jermnice w Uncle Ludwig Kohn, father of Richard May-June 1926
Boys and Murders pub in Czech Hosi a vrahove (translated by Jan Grmela) 1926 Prague, Verlag A. Kral 
Experiences 3 attacks of appendicitis summer 1926 doctors didn’t take him too seriously as he was renowned for being a hypochondriac
Invited to join Group 1925 by Rudolph Leonhard end 1926 activist Group of authors based in Berlin incl Brecht,  Johannes R. Becher, Friedrich Burschell, Alfred Doeblin, Albert Ehrenstein, Manfred Georg, Bernard Guillemin, Willy Haas, Walter Hasenclever, Walther von Hollander, Rudolf Leonhard, Leo Matthias, Walter Mehring, Eugen Ortner, Eduard Trautner, Kurt Tucholsky, Adrien Turel and Alfred Wolfenstein. Later invitees Gottfried Benn, Ernst Blass, Ernst Bloch, George Grosz, Hermann Kasack, Kurt Kersten, Egon Erwin Kisch, Ferdinand Lion, Oskar Loerke, Ludwig Marcuse, Robert Musil, Joseph Roth, Rene Schickele, Hans Siemsen, Sling (i.e. Paul Schlesinger), Ernst Toller, Hermann Ungar and Paul Westheim. Max Brod also joined later
Travels to Paris to launch Enfants et meurtriers  Feb-27 Paris; Gallimard, translated by Guy Fritsch-Estrangin
 Dialogue between a married couple, aka Little Lies 1927 Prager Tagblatt 
The Class serialisation 1927 published from May 24th to June 17th 1927 in a total of 46 instalments  in the morning issue of the Berliner Boersen-Courier
Spends summer in Boskowitz with his parents June- Aug 1927 works on play scripts Little Lies and The Red General
Little White Lies 1927
Run over by a bus Oct. 13 1927 Berlin; suffered broken femur; fractured hip bone, cuts and glass splinters
The Class Nov-27 Rowohlt Verlag in Berlin (4000 copies were printed). Remaining copies of Boys and Murderers handed over by Viennese pub EP Tal
Writes The Red General  (Podkamjenski ) 1927 Boskowitz summer holiday
Promoted to Second Secretary Counsellor Jan-28
Les sous-hommes (The Maimed) 1928 Paris; Gallimard, translated by Guy Fritsch-Estrangin
Le Voyage de Colbert Apr-28 published in the April edition of the Revue d’Allemagne  with a long introduction by Fritsch-Estrangin
Takes up new post in Prague Castle 01-Jun-28 Moves to Scmichov; Greta stays in Boskowitz w Tomy
Immediately takes annual leave in Switz to convalesce June-July 1928 Weggis on the Vierwaldstaetter Lake, Hotel Alpenblick; driven away to Celerina after a few days by Lothar Loewe and his 'hag' of a wife!
Two excerpts from Podkamjenski published summer 1928 Fifty Semesters of Barissia ;August 17th Willy Haas published in the Literary World  the seventh scene 
Drobne Lzi (Little Lies) 1928 Prague
Wallenstein by me 15-Sep-28  published in Vossiche newspaper, just prior to premiere; also appeared in Prager Tageblatt as part of Max Brod's obituary to Ungar
Returns to Berlin for a month for premiere of Red General Aug-Sept. 1928
The Red General  (Podkamjenski ) premiere 15-Sep-28 Berlin Theatre in the Koeniggraetzer Strasse
Applies for 6 months unpaid leave; extended a further 6 months to Sept 1929 Sept 1928-Mar 1929
Travels to Paris for 2 weeks for launch of Les Sous Hommes mid October 1928
The Caliph - later part of The Wine Traveller end 1928 pub in Freihafen, Hamburg
The Red General  in Hamburg Nov-28 Kammerspielen in the Lustspielhaus (Director: Erich Ziegel), 
Finishes writing The Arbour a/c to his diary entry Dec-28
Self Portrait spring1929 pub posthumously in Erfurt City Theatre magazine Contact
Joins Spotlight on Harmony Lodge, Prague Freemasons spring 1929
The Class published in Czech Trida Feb-29  Antonin Sveceny’s Prague publishing house company Ustred ni delnicke knihkupectvl a nakladatelstvl  printed a Czech translation by Marie Fialova at the start of 1929 ().
The Wine Traveller (novel) 1929 pub Neue Rundschau, 1930
Do Horses Really Scream?  (Feuilleton) 08-May-29 Berliner Tageblatt
Mellon, the Actor May 28 1929 Prager Tagblatt
The Secret War  July 4 1929 Prager Tagblatt
Tomy Helps to Write July 12 1929 Prager Tagblatt
Death Advertises Sept 1 1929 Prager Tagblatt
Explanation 1929
Confessions 1929
Alexander 1929 pub Friedrich Thieberger and Felix Weltsch for the Jewish Almanac for the Year 5691 (1930/31) 
Revisits Berchtesgarten Aug-29
The Arbour  17-Sep-29 Contract signed w Rowohlt
Visit Berlin to arrange production of The Arbour early October During his stay in October, Ungar also spoke with various Zionist friends about the worrying attacks by the Arabs on the Jewish settlements in Palestine. These had affected him so much that he had become much closer emotionally to Judaism
Resigns and leaves Diplomatic service October 10 1929 intended to leave Prague and return to Berlin to be a writer
Admitted to clinic with perforated appendix October 24 1929 Londynska 72, now 15
Dies Prague October 28 1929
Buried in the Jewish cemetery in Smichov-Malvazinka.  October 30 1929 Grave no103, Department 2, Row 7
Published posthumously in Czech: Sen (Dream) and Podivin (A Strange Being)  1929 in Vecernik Prava Lidu (1929) and in the Kalendar Cesko-Zidovsky 1932-33 (1932). 
The Declaration Dec-29 Literary World, pub Willy Haas, the inspiration for which was in all probability a painting, and which Camill Hoffmann had given to him from the estate of the ‘young, high-talented Hermann Ungar. 38 At which point the text, which although brief, belongs to the most impressive of Ungar’s works, but when it was actually written is uncertain. Its mention of a refurbishment ‘in the Brunnenstrasse’ says that the story is set in Berlin, but this does not necessarily mean that it was written during Ungar’s time in Berlin. The text is experimental, a trial in which the borders between reality and imagination become blurred, thus it is feasible that it stems from the last months of Ungar’s life, from the period when he was attempting to find new paths and new inspiration.
The Arbour premiere Berlin Schiffbauerdamm Theatre 12.12.1929 Dir. Ernst Josef Aufricht  
Colbert’s Journey published posthumously 1930 The Wine Traveller, The Secret War and The Brothers  w Introduction by Thomas Mann With the exception of Bobek Marries (a skilful compilation of text passages taken from The Class), all the stories had already been published  and only belonged in part to Ungar’s posthumous estate. The Brothers and Tulip dated from 1924 and 1925, Mellon, the ‘Actor’  and The Secret War  had appeared in 1929 during Ungar’s  lifetime.  Solely three texts came from the estate apart from Bobek Marries: The Wine Traveller, the surrealistic sketch The Declaration and the fragment Alexander
The Arbour 1930 pub posthumously by Rohwalt
The Arbour Viennese Renaissance Theatre 11.06.1930  Dir. Josef Jarno 
The Arbour Hamburg Opera House 27.9.1930
Travel diary excerpts pub(April 2 & 11) in The Three Rings, Freemasons' journal Nov-32
mention in Ego and Eros 1963 in the Afterword to Karl Otten's book, Heinz Schöffler ranked the Moravian equal to Alfred Lemm, Robert Müller and Bohuslav Kokoschka as one of the ‘most forgotten of the forgotten’ 
Colbert’s Journey (story) published in Ego and Eros 1963 Karl Otten 1963
Quoted Story of a Murder in Ruediger Engerth. Entitled In the Shadow of Hradschin. Kafka and his Circle 1965  a collection of lyrics and prose (in part as excerpts) from those authors he regarded as having a biographic connection to the ‘central figure’ of Kafka:
The Arbour Viennese Little Theatre
Ernst Deutsch reads from Tulip 1966 in a programme called My Prague Friends which included text from Anton Kuh, Willy Haas, Max Brod, Jaroslav HaSek, Egon Erwin Kisch or Kafka.
Sketches of a Biography: Hermann Ungar (1893-1929), (1966) Nov-66 Eva Pätkoväs in Germanistica Pragensia 
Herman Ungar, a forgotten writer of Prague German literature Oct-66  Eva Pätkoväs publishes review on 37th anniversary of HU's death in the Düsseldorf Allge­meinen Jüdischen Wochenzeitung (General Jewish Weekly). 
Prazskä nemeckä literatura a Hermann Ungar (Prague’s German-language literature and Hermann Ungar),  1968 in the Prague philological newspaper Casopis pro Moderni Filologii.
Sender Freies Berlin TV production The Class 1968 Book by George A. Schaafs; director Wolfgang Staudte
Sender Freies Berlin TV production The Arbour 1969 Book by Walter Berson, Wolfgang Staudte; director Wolfgang Staudte
Kleinen Ensemble Berlin production The Arbour Aug-77
The Arbour German television adaptation 1969 Wolfgang Staudte
Herman Ungar, a monograph 1970 Nanette Klemenz, written in 1966
Herman Ungar Irina Zivsa in Hermann Kunisch’s Handbook of German Contemporary Literature was then reproduced in a slightly modified form for the subsequent 1981 publication of the Lexicon of German-Language Contemporary Literature compiled by Herbert Wiesner; 135  another version, reduced to just biographic details (without author credits) can be found in Manfred Brauneck’s Author Lexicon of German-Language Literature of the 20th Century published in 1984.136 Irena Zivsa also published an meaningful short essay on the novel The Maimed in Kindler’s Literature Lexicon.
Lost and Forgotten (Hermann Ungar: An introduction to his work with a selection by Manfred Linke) 1971 Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1971
De reis van Colbert, translated by Willem van Toorn in Voor het einde  1972 Allert de Lange
Colbert’s Journey (story) in 3-volume anthology published by Wulf Kirsten and Konrad Paul  1973 German-Language Stories 1900-1945 Aufbau-Verlag. 
The Class  1973 Published with a postscript by Manfred Linke. Bibliography of the publications of Hermann Ungar’s by Eva Pätkoväs. Mainz: v. Hase & Koehler Verlag, 1973).
The Arbour Open Air Theatre Berlin 1977
Kleinen Ensemble Berlin production The Arbour Aug-77
Colbert’s Journey (story) published in The Great German Story Book 1979 Viktor Zmegac 
De reis van Colbert, translated by Willem van Toorn, 1980 in the volume Voor het einde published by the Amsterdam publishing house Allert de Lange
Colbert's Journey  in German-Language Stories 1900-1945 1981 the GDR, within the 3-volume anthology published by Wulf Kirsten and Konrad Paul 
The Maimed re-issue 1981 Hohenheim publisher, edition Maschke, with a postscript from the author Harald Kaas
Colbert’s Journey  1981 contained in the three-volume anthology German-Language Stories 1900-1945
History of German Literature in Bohemia 1900 – 1939 1981 Joseph Muhlberger
The Maimed first re-issue 1981 Köln-Lövenicher Hohenheim publisher, edition Maschke, with a postscript from the author Harald Kaas
The Novel between 1910 and 1930 1983  in Helmut Koopmann’s Handbook of German Novels. 
Polzer pub in People in the Office  1984 This excerpt from the novel together with a few other Office Stories from Tucholsky or Fallada in1985 for the WDR radio series Wir lesen vor (Reading Aloud).
The Arbour Theatre in der Josefstadt June 14 1984 dir. Ernst Haeusserman ; prod Michael Kehlmann 
The Arbour Linz Kellertheater (Cellar Theatre) Summer Season 1986 1986 Director: Helmut Ortner; Producer Brigitte Schwaiger
The Caliph and other short stories (compiled by Dieter Sudhoff)* 1986  the series Forgotten Authors of Modern Times by the University Technical College Siegen
The Maimed (Dieter Sudhoff edition) 1987 in the Frankfurt Suhrkamp Verlag , accurately follows the first version edition of 1922, Fragment which concluded the 1924 publication of Verse and Prose was reproduced, but included separately in the appendix. The literary-historical duty of care took priority over any reservations regarding Ungar’s wishes. A particularly thorough epilogue described the life, work and influence of the playwright, with one section devoted to The Maimed; The frontispiece of the volume was a hitherto unpublished photograph of the author taken in 1924. The promotional ribbon around the book was printed with the Stefan Zweig quotation ‘This book must be loved with horror’.  
Story of a Murder  1987 Berlin ed. Joachim Schreck with motivation from the Thomas Mann researcher Harry Matter.  includes the stories A Man and a Maid, Story of a Murder (Boys and Murderers), Colbert’s Journey, The Wine Traveller, The Confession, Tulip,  Alexander, Mellon, the 'Actor', Bobek Marries, The Secret War, The Brothers (Colbert’s Journey), the text variation The Bank Official  taken from the first chapter of The Maimed and the documentary report The Murder of Captain Hanika, which was thus made available in a complete version for the first time since 1925. 
Bohemian Villages: Exploring a forgotten literary landscape, Jürgen Serke  1987 Vienna:  Paul Zsolnay
Jaroslav Bránský  Rundfunk Essay Mar-87 published in Praguer Revue Svötovä literatur (33, Ni.l), as well as a number of annotated translations. These included the first chapter of The Class, a small excerpt from The Maimed, as well as the short stories Dramatists about themselves, The Caliph, The Secret War and The Brothers 
Enfants et meurtriers  and Les mutiles  1988 Toulouse Ombres Presse, tr. Guy Fritsch-Estrangin 
Praguer Revue Svötovä literatur (33, Ni.l) 1988 Jaroslav Bránský ; as well as a number of annotated translations. These included the first chapter of The Class, a small excerpt from The Maimed, as well as the short stories Dramatists about themselves, The Caliph, The Secret War and The Brothers 
The Class 1988 ed. Joachim Schreck; Verlag der Nation Berlin
La Classe and Le Voyage de Colbert 1989 tr Beatrice Durand-Sendrail et Francois Rey, editions Ombres; Colbert's' Journey tr Francois Rey
Ungar Complete Edition ed Jürgen Serke 1989 Viennese Zsolnay Verlag; two-volume, rather incomplete anthology
Der Bankbeamte und anderere Vergessene Prosa 1989 with an introduction by Dieter Sudhoff; Igel Verlag, Paderborn
Hermann Ungar : Leben - Wirk - Wirkungen by Dieter Sudhoff 1990 Verlag Konigshausen und Neumann, Wurzburg 1990
Krieg: Drama aus der Zeit Napoleons in drei Akten m Anhang von Dieter Sudhoff 1990 Igel Verlag Literatur, Paderborn
Jaroslav Bránský: Boskowitzer Motive im Werk des Dichters Hermann Ungar. 1991 In: Litteraria Pragensia 2, 1991, pp89 - 97
Hermann Ungar, Romány, menší prózy. Přeložil (Übersetzung)Jaroslav Bránský 2001 Boskovice
Altanek (The Arbour) performed in Prague Nov-03 Studio Ypsilon Praha; collaboration between Jaroslav Bránský  and Juraj Nvota
Hermann Ungar, Hry/publicistika. Přel. Jaroslav Bránský. 2005 Boskovice
*The objectives of the anthology, set out mainly on a chronological basis, was to illustrate clearly the literary development of Ungar, by limiting the selection to short texts and by using autobiographical passages, particularly those taken from his diary (inasmuch as these were still available) and to depict his wrestle with origins. The anthology contained works which, in the main, had not been available since original publication, starting with some of Ungar’s earliest prose with its neo-romantic nuances Sanatorium (1919) and Letter to a Woman (1919),  continuing with the aggressive-satiric sketch Tulip (1925), the literary journalistic piece Do Horses Really Scream?  and the surrealistic Confessions (1929), which reflects the ghostly breath of The Maimed, right up to the bitter comedy of Bobek Marries or the literary journalistic piece Death Advertises (1929), finishing with some of his later, inner-analytical prose Mellon, the 'Actor' (1929) and Alexander (1929). The collection includes various autobiographic texts such as From a Diary (1922), a letter to his friend Ludwig Pinner (19.4.1922), Wallenstein from me (1928), Tomy helps to write (1929), Diary notes from 1928 and a brief self-caricature written in the year 1929. Pride of place was given to the monologue prose sketch The Caliph (1928), a clear reiteration of Ungar’s  main themes, i.e. suffering from reality and opposition to middle-class order. The anthology included text evidence as an attachment, an epilogue as well as a brief bibliography of the most important secondary literature. 

 

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