Müller, Robert

ESSAYIST, NOVELIST, JOURNALIST, PUBLISHER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 29 Oct 1887, Wien - DIED 27 Aug 1924, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, 10. Triesterstraße 1 (Gruppe 23, 99)

Robert Müller was the son a Bohemian father and a German mother. He studied philology at the University in Vienna from 1907 onwards. In 1910 he went to New York, where he worked for a German newspaper. In 1912 his story "Das Grauen" was published in Der Brenner. He also wrote for "Der Ruf".

During the First World War he served as a volunteer in the army. He was wounded seriously in 1915 and worked as a journalist afterwards. He became a pacifist and together with others he started the publishing house Literaria Verlag. He became its director and it expanded rapidly. In 1923 he resigned and soon afterwards Literaria went bankrupt.

He founded the Atlantischen Verlag in 1924 but he soon found himself in financial difficulties and shot himself, leaving his wife Olga Estermann and their two daughters behind.

Related persons
• quarreled with Kraus, Karl

Images

The tomb of Robert Müller at the Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (24 Aug 2005)

 

Sources
• Wolf, Michael & Klaus Edel, Prominentengräber Evangelischer Friedhof Wien Matzleinsdorf, Evangelischer Presseverband in Österreich, Wien, 1998
Robert Müller (Schriftsteller) – Wikipedia


Müller, Rudolf

Published: 28 Apr 2018
Last update: 28 Apr 2018