Paul Leppin (27 November 1878, Prague (Prag, Praha), Royal Bohemia, Imp.&R.Austria – 10 April 1945, Prague, Bohemia, Bohemia & Moravia/3rd Czechoslovakia) was a 20th-century Bohemian writer of German language, who was born and lived in Prague.

Paul Leppin

Although he wrote in German, he was in close contact with Czech literature. He translated Czech books and wrote articles on Czech literature. He was also an editor of two literary periodicals, Frühling [cs] and Wir [cs].


  • Die Türe des Lebens, (The Doors of Life) 1901
  • Severins Gang in die Finsternis, (Severin's Journey into the Dark) 1914
  • Das Paradies der Anderen, (Others' Paradise) 1922
  • Daniel Jesus, 1905
  • Blaugast, posthumously

English translationsEdit

  • Blaugast: A Novel of Decline, translated from the German by Cynthia Klima, Prague, Twisted Spoon Press, 2007, ISBN 80-86264-23-8
  • Severin's journey into the dark, translated from the German by Kevin Blahut, Prague, Twisted Spoon Press, 1993, ISBN 80-901257-2-7
  • Others' paradise, translated from the German by Stephanie Howard and Amy R. Nestor, Prague, Twisted Spoon Press, 1995, 2003, ISBN 978-80-86264-07-3

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Paul Leppin at Wikimedia Commons