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Mombert, Alfred

Mombert, Alfred lfr?t mmb?rt [key], 1872?1942, German poet. He was briefly a lawyer and public official. His works, characterized by mysticism, fantasy, and simplicity of style, include Die Glhende [aglow] (1896), Die Schpfung [the creation] (1897), Die Blte des Chaos [the blossoming of chaos] (1905), the trilogy Aeon (1907?11), Der Held der Erde [the hero of the earth] (1919), and Atair (1925). A Jew, Mombert was arrested by the Nazis in 1940. He fell ill in a concentration camp, was released (1941), and died in Switzerland.

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