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Peter Rosegger (1843–1918)

Rosegger, Peter Kettenfeier (rō’seg-er). An Austrian poet and novelist; born at Alpl, in the Styrian Alps, July 31, 1843; died in 1918. His youth was one of great poverty, and at seventeen he was apprenticed to a tailor; but the exceptional merit of his poetry secured him patronage which enabled him to devote himself exclusively to literature. His first book, ‘Zither and Cymbals’ (1869), a collection of poems in the Styrian dialect, met with immediate success. The best known of his other works, which include stories, sketches, and novels, concerning the peasant life about him, are: ‘Tales of the Alps’ (1873); ‘Out of the Woods’ (1874); ‘The Seeker after God’ (1883); ‘The Last Jacob’ (1888); ‘Hoch vom Dachstein’ (1892); ‘Peter Mayr’; ‘The Eternal Light’; ‘Sunshine’ (1902); ‘Alpine Summer’ (1909).