Christian Morgenstern (* 6. Mai 1871 in München; † 31. März 1914 in Meran, Villa Helioburg, Untermais; vollständiger Name: Christian Otto Josef Wolfgang Morgenstern) war ein deutscher Dichter, Schriftsteller und Übersetzer. Besondere Bekanntheit erreichte seine komische Lyrik, die jedoch nur einen Teil seines Werkes ausmacht. [mehr][weniger]
Padraic Colum (8 December 1881 – 11 January 1972) was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, playwright, children's author and collector of folklore. He was one of the leading figures of the Irish Literary Revival.
Colum was born Patrick Collumb in a County Longford workhouse, where his father worked. He was the first of eight children born to Patrick and Susan Collumb. When the father lost his job in 1889, he moved to the United States to participate in the Colorado gold rush. Padraic and his mother and siblings remained in Ireland. When the father returned in 1892, the family moved to Glasthule, near Dublin, where his father was employed as Assistant Manager at Sandycove and Glasthule railway station. His son attended the local national school. [mehr][weniger]