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(German ˈvɛrfəl)
(Biography) Franz (frants). 1890–1945, Austro-Hungarian poet, novelist, and dramatist of the German expressionist movement. His novels include The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1933) and The Song of Bernadette (1941)


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Franz, 1890–1945, Austrian novelist, poet, and playwright, born in Prague.
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People of great prominence in 20th-century history are among the correspondents, including Albert Einstein, Franz Werfel, Theodor Hertzl, Stefan Zweig, C.
This reflected a tendency in recent scholarship to take more seriously the claims by authors such as Zweig, Joseph Roth, Franz Werfel, and, in his own ironic way, Robert Musil, encapsulated many decades ago by Claudio Magris in the concept of the Habsburg Myth.
People of great prominence in 20th-century history are among the correspondents: Franz Werfel, Theodor Hertzl, Stefan Zweig, C.
In chapter twelve, "The Geography of Ethnic Violence", Alex Rutherford, May Lim, Richard Metzler, Dion Harmon, Justin Werfel, Shlomiya Bar-Yam, Alexander Gard-Murray, Andreas Gros, and Yaneer Bar-Yam We are considering the conditions of peace and violence among ethnic groups, in order to test a theory designed to predict the locations of violence and interventions that can promote peace, taking the former Yugoslavia, India, and Switzerland as examples.
But past studies analyzing evolution's impact on life span tended to oversimplify, says Justin Werfel of Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
Her circle of friends included Alma Mahler (widow of the famed composer and conductor), Czech-born author Franz Werfel, Karl Renner (the State Chancellor of the First Austrian Republic), and composer Richard Strauss.
Among those who attended the conference were Dhaen Shaheen, Chief Executive of Print Sector in Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) and Editor-in-Chief of 'Al Bayan' Newspaper Group; Manfred Werfel, Deputy CEO, Executive Director Competence Centre Newspaper Production; Saleh Al-Humaidan, Managing Director of Al Yaum Media House, the leading publishing house in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia; and Ibrahim Al Abed, Director-General of the National Media Council.
Franz Werfel escribio: "Tranquilos objetos, que en una hora plena, he acariciado como fieras mansas.
Manfred Werfel, deputy CEO and executive director of production of WAN-IFRA, explained while speaking at the awards ceremony that the perfection prize requires a newspaper to provide constant high standards over a three-month test period.
Reclam no longer published Heine, Schnitzler or Werfel, but focused on frontline bookselling instead, while Ernst Rowohlt, who continued to employ his Jewish secretary and editor and to publish some controversial authors, was forced to emigrate in 1938.
By the 1930s people aware of the Armenian Genocide like Raphael Lemkin, the lawyer who coined the word genocide a decade later, and Franz Werfel, the author of The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1933), a bestselling novel about an Armenian uprising against the Turks, discerned analogies between the past ordeal of the Armenians and the present one confronting German Jewry and eventually Jews in countries allied with or conquered by the Third Reich.
When many agents get together -- whether they're termites, bees, or robots -- often some interesting, higher-level behavior emerges that you wouldn't predict from looking at the components by themselves," says Werfel.