Theodor Däubler

Theodor Däubler (17 August 1876 – 14 June 1934) was a poet and cultural critic in the German language. He was born in Trieste, then part of Austro-Hungary and has been described as "Trieste's most important German-speaking writer".[2]

Theodor Däubler
Däubler in 1888
Däubler in 1888
Born(1876-08-17)17 August 1876
Trieste, Austria
Died14 June 1934(1934-06-14) (aged 57)
Black Forest, Germany[1]

Early life and careerEdit

Däubler travelled widely throughout the Mediterranean and European countries. His major poem "Das Nordlicht" was first published in 1910. He was close to several participants in Berlin Dada, notably George Grosz[3] and Hans Richter,[4] on whom he wrote the first critical appraisal in Die Aktion.[5]

In May 1922 he attended the International Congress of Progressive Artists and signed the "Founding Proclamation of the Union of Progressive International Artists".[6]

His influence on wider culture include Theodor Adorno in Minima Moralia (paragraph 122) and "Drei Gedichte von Theodor Däubler" song settings (Opus 8) and Carl Schmitt.[7]


Däubler died at Sankt Blasien and is buried in Friedhof Heerstraße in Berlin.


  1. ^ Theodor Daubler Information
  2. ^ Cornis-Pope, Marcel; Neubauer, John. History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe: Junctures and disjunctures in the 19th and 20th centuries. p. 156. ISBN 90-272-3453-1.
  3. ^ Grosz, Georg (1982). A small yes and a big no. Allison and Busby. pp. 81–86. ISBN 0-85031-455-0.
  4. ^ Foster, Stephen (2000). Hans Richter: Activism, Modernism and the Avant-Garde. MIT Press. p. 10. ISBN 0-262-56129-8.
  5. ^ "Hans Richter Chronology". DADA Companion. Retrieved 2010-11-06.
  6. ^ van Doesburg, Theo. "De Stijl, "A Short Review of the Proceedings [of the Congress of International Progressive Artists], Followed by the Statements Made by the Artists' Groups" (1922)". Ross Lawrence Wolfe. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  7. ^ Schmitt, Carl (2002). Ex Captivitate Salus. Duncker & Humblot. pp. 45–53. ISBN 3-428-11062-5.

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